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   Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019
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Company Description

Fascinated by the future & captivated by technology?

Smart, driven & want to make a difference in the world?

You'll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Think you know us?

Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable & secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses & economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand & our global team we're proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives & experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it's taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects & encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone.

So, if you're not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.

Job Description

If you think you could support Visa as a Data Privacy Lawyer, we want to hear from you - together, let's make Visa a great place to work.

What's it all about?

Visa has an exciting opportunity for a Lawyer - Data Privacy to join a growing Data Privacy team in London, working as part of a global data privacy network & reporting directly to Visa's European Head of Data Privacy.

What we expect of you, day to day...

  • Responsible for providing high quality data privacy legal advice & support to Europe's head of Data Privacy as well as colleagues at all levels within the business regarding data privacy legislation.

  • Responsible for management of day to day legal queries, taking the lead on all relevant data privacy activities within identified client areas.

  • To work closely with the Regulatory team to develop appropriate positions in relation to new regulatory & legislative initiatives; particularly the GDPR.

  • Contract management: managing, negotiating, drafting, amending & advising on all contracts from a data privacy perspective. Working with Procurement & other departments to ensure contracts accurately reflect business needs & policies as they develop.

  • Manage identified areas of law & be a proactive subject matter expert in data privacy reviewing externally published materials to ensure compliance with relevant regulations & legislation.

  • Advising on data privacy in connection with Visa's marketing initiatives.

  • Instructing, managing & developing relationships with external counsel, where required.

  • To provide training to identified business areas on law, processes & policies.

  • To support both senior & junior members of the team.


What we're after?

  • Qualified lawyer with previous experience in a legal environment.

  • Previous substantial & demonstrable Data Privacy subject matter expert experience.

  • Significant experience at law firm & in-house in required area of expertise.

  • Previous experience of working within a technology & digital legal environment preferred.

  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as on own initiative.

  • Ability to handle multiple matters & work in a fast paced environment.

  • Superior time management, planning & organisational skills.

  • Proven stakeholder management skills.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with proven experience in relationship building & partnering.

  • Ability to motivate & influence others, irrespective of whether they be senior management or junior members of staff


  • Knowledge of payment card industry is preferable.
  • Previous experience of cross-border & multi-jurisdictional Data Privacy issues.
Additional Information

Think you have what it takes?

If you are interested in a career that will challenge & inspire you we'd love to hear from you!

Diversity & Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it's the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture & background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay & actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds & perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work & a better business partner to our clients.

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