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New York    Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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Privacy Counsel

Getting together with real people in real life makes powerful things happen. Side hustles become careers, ideas become movements, & chance encounters become lifelong connections. Meetup brings people together to create thriving communities. Show up. Change lives.

Meetup is looking for a Privacy Counsel to advise on data privacy & cybersecurity issues & work with product teams to develop compliant products. This is an exciting opportunity to join a legal team serving an innovative & mission-driven tech company within The We Company family. Meetup lawyers partner with internal business counterparts & collaborate with one another & members of The We Company legal team to support the Meetup business.

What youll get to do in this role:

  • Draft, negotiate, & advise on data protection agreements, privacy policy, disclosures, & other communications
  • Serve as an advisor for product & engineering teams to ensure that products & infrastructure are compliant with applicable laws & regulations, incorporate privacy-by-design principles, & protect the security of our users data
  • Ensure & track compliance with GDPR, CCPA, & other data privacy laws
  • Develop internal resources & training materials on privacy & cybersecurity-related obligations
  • Remain current on broad range of laws & regulations relating to data privacy, cybersecurity, & the tech industry
  • Partner with The We Company legal team & external counsel

What were looking for:

  • JD with high academic achievements
  • 3+ years of experience in-house and/or at top-tier law firm advising clients on data privacy & cybersecurity issues
  • Passionate about technology & energized by the challenges of serving a dynamic, hyper-growth company
  • Ability to clearly & effectively communicate complex legal points & concepts to a diverse array of cross-functional internal stakeholders
  • Ability & judgment required to understand the balance between business needs & legal risk
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal clients & other members of the Meetup & The We Company legal teams
  • Positivity, confidence, self-motivation, drive, independence, & a sense of humor

This is an exciting time to join Meetup. We are going through the process of re-evaluating our priorities & business model, & our legal team provides critical support to the company as it undergoes this highly dynamic strategy process that will impact our future for years to come. We are also a year & a half into being acquired by The We Company, an amazing partner who continues to significantly invest in our growth.

Our team is bold, supportive, & passionate about bringing people together in real life to create community for everyone. We care about moving fast, real-world change, & building diverse, dynamic teams. You in?

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