Date of opening: 27.6.2018
Date of closing 27.7.2018
Salary: Competitive

At Spotify, we’ve connected millions of people to their favourite songs and created a service that people use to discover and enjoy music they love. We’re in 55+ markets…and counting! We aim to revolutionize the way people consume music, and we’ll need some very talented people to help us achieve our mission.

As Privacy Counsel and part of Spotify’s Business and Legal Affairs team, you will counsel and provide legal support to all our teams globally. You should be passionate about privacy but at the same time extremely comfortable with counselling business partners and engineers and making decisions that have both legal and business impacts.  The job will entail getting deeply involved in ensuring that Spotify’s offerings are designed, built and maintained in a way that complies with applicable data privacy obligations around the world.

The right applicant will understand the need to balance excellent legal compliance with a proactive, business-friendly and technically sound approach to the challenges of being part of a fast-moving, highly data-driven digital organization.  Our objective is always to fulfill our legal obligations properly, and we recognize that we can distinguish ourselves by achieving that goal in the smartest and most sensible way. We are looking for someone who can understand and interact with the highest levels of the organization while having a command of the technical details and requirements of privacy on a daily basis.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with teams across Spotify to develop and improve a global privacy program and governance structure consistent with relevant laws and regulations.

  • Draft, implement and communicate policies, processes and templates related to Spotify’s privacy practices.

  • Offer strategic advice to leadership and teams around privacy implications of using personal data, primarily around product and technology enhancements as well as guidance on ways to minimize privacy risks.

  • Advocate the importance of privacy and conduct training and awareness raising exercises

  • Act as escalation point for other in-house counsels on all kinds of privacy matters

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to respond to requests from regulators, law enforcement and customers

Who you are:

  • You have a law degree (or equivalent) and at least 5 years of experience working in a law firm and/or in-house legal department

  • You have experience of working in the Privacy field
  • You have experience of big data/ technology sector

  • Proven ability to deliver clear, practical and pragmatic advice

  • Ability to make risk-based commercial decisions

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Fluency in English is essential, other languages a plus

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.

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