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   Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019
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As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable & secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, & economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure & reliable payments around the world, & is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, & fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network & scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, & be part of an inclusive & diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators & risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, & doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy & digital commerce to millions of unbanked & underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

Position Summary

Reporting directly to Visa's Chief Privacy Officer, you will have opportunities to be involved in all aspects of the company's global privacy program & strategy. Depending on the candidate's skills & interests, s/he will:

Work closely with product teams for digital offerings to define & implement user interfaces & processes that protect privacy rights;

Advise data analytics functions on laws, contractual obligations, & ethical considerations affecting Big Data analysis & use;

Advise teams on privacy-by-design & privacy engineering;

Provide privacy guidance on M&A diligence & integration;

Provide legal guidance on privacy impact assessments,

Demonstrate leadership in execution of Global Privacy Policy & related standards & controls,

Evaluate the impact of contractual & regulatory privacy & security requirements on business practices,

Analyze the privacy & security implications of new products & services & offering guidance on ways to minimize privacy compliance risks,

Counsel Human Resources on employee privacy issues

Draft privacy notices,

Document consent processes,

Authorize trans-border data flows,

Assist with privacy & security training for Visa's workforce,

Assist with incident response, including security breach notifications,

Monitor legal developments, such as new laws or regulatory guidance, & providing analysis of same as needed to the business units,

Coordinate with Visa's policy teams to draft position papers & related materials,

Support business unit attorneys with respect to privacy issues in contract negotiations & client relationships.


Basic Qualifications:

The following qualifications are required:

  • Juris Doctor degree or foreign equivalent with strong academic credentials;
  • Admission to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction;
  • 10-15 years of combined major law firm & in-house practice with at least 7 years of substantive privacy background & experience; & at least 5 years of legal management experience;
  • Strong understanding of IT, web technologies (especially those used in the collection, storage & analysis of data), mobile & connected devices;
  • Experience providing practical advice to clients on data use & privacy issues


  • Understanding of online advertising, including underlying tracking technologies;
  • Understanding of cybersecurity & network monitoring & security;
  • Understanding of management of personal data ixn the HR context;
  • Privacy program management experience;
  • Experience in the payments industry;
  • One or more CIPP certification(s);
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint);
  • Excellent written, oral & presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to interact well & build excellent working relationships with all levels of management;
  • A high level of self-motivation, initiative, & ability to operate effectively as a team player across different business units;
  • A passion to engage deeply with complex data use & privacy issues.
Additional Information

Work Hours:

  • Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours

Travel Requirements:

  • This position requires

Mental/Physical Requirements:

  • This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit & stand at a desk, communicate in person & by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones & computers, reach with hands & arms, & bend or lift up to 25 pounds

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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