Manager, Legal Counsel - Global Data Protection

Manager, Legal Counsel - Global Data Protection

ICON

Dublin, Ireland

The Role

ICON's Global Data Protection Team reports to the Global Data Protection Officer. It sits within ICON's Legal team, which has been recognised by the GC Powerlist as one of the best in house teams in Ireland.

Our dedicated Global Data Protection team is made up expert data protection lawyers and data protection specialists. The team supports the business and its affiliates by providing advice on data protection matters, monitoring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, training the ICON community, maintaining documentation related to data processing and acting as the contact point on data privacy matters for ICON, clients, vendors and regulators.

  • Advising on compliance with relevant laws, national guidelines, codes and best practices in relation to data protection;
  • Monitoring compliance with policy and procedures as required including undertaking and advising on data protection audits and privacy impact assessments with the assistance of ICON QA, IT Security, Clinical Operations and/or Internal Audit;
  • Ensuring ICON entities maintain up-to-date annual registrations with applicable national authorities;
  • Advising on international transfers of personal data;
  • Advising ICON entities including staff on their obligations in relation to regulatory obligations and monitoring compliance with regulations;
  • Advising on and drafting data protection contractual provisions in agreements with clients, vendors and sites as well as on terms and conditions for use of ICON products and services;
  • Drafting and revision/updating of internal policies, codes of conduct and procedures;
  • Preparing and delivering data protection training to staff;
  • Advising in relation to data/security breaches and management of both clinical data (ICON as data processor) and other data where ICON acts as data controller;
  • Advising on specific data protection aspects of ICON corporate and commercial initiatives including vendor selection;
  • Staying current with global privacy laws and practices.
  • Assisting with maintaining records of processing activities
  • Assist in responding to data protection breaches and incidents;
  • Assisting the Global Data Protection Officer in relation to liaising with supervisory and regulatory authorities on issues related to the processing of personal data.

What you need

  • Qualified lawyer with 4+ years PQE or Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (or similar certification) with 4+ years experience working in data protection/privacy compliance.
  • Proven experience in addressing Data Protection matters (preferably in the Pharmaceutical/CRO/Biotech industry) and providing practical advice.
  • Ability to independently evaluate complex issues and utilize judgment to sort through diverse opinions to achieve consensus.
  • Strong qualitative/quantitative analytical skills, including ability to assess risk and impact from a data protection perspective.
  • Proven team player with demonstrated leadership and/or consultation skills.
  • Ability to synthesize information and present/summarise conclusions and recommendations.
  • Superior English written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of PC Applications (Excel, Microsoft Word, Windows).

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