Privacy Counsel, TIDAL

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Washington D.C., United States
  • Position open to remote: Yes

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Square, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority ownership stake in TIDAL, the global music and entertainment platform that brings artists and fans closer together through unique original content and exclusive events. We expect to close the transaction in the second quarter of 2021. We're excited to see what we can build together!

Job Description

As a senior privacy counsel, you'll have a broad range of responsibilities providing legal guidance on global projects affecting privacy, data protection and security for TIDAL at Square. You will partner with our InfoSec, procurement, engineering, product and other teams to advise on data uses while managing legal risk and ensuring regulatory compliance. You will also be called upon to provide privacy and data security expertise to our commercial attorneys as they negotiate complex commercial deals that contribute to our products' success. As we expand our offerings, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. You will report into Privacy Counsel.


You Will:

  • Provide privacy and data security subject-matter expertise and guidance to legal colleagues (including product, employment and commercial counsel), InfoSec, procurement, product, and engineering teams

  • Respond to privacy and security-related customer and regulatory inquiries and investigations, and draft regulatory filings, coordinating such responses with global positions

  • Draft external privacy notices and disclosures, and manage/update internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with global laws bearing on privacy and cybersecurity

  • Help develop, enhance, scale and run the existing global privacy program, including privacy operations and documentation; employee training; policy enforcement, monitoring and auditing; and incident response. Ensure the program's ongoing and efficient operation

  • Work with the Data Security Governance, Compliance, Trust & Safety and InfoSec teams to scope and perform periodic data privacy risk assessments, mitigation and remediation, including data control design and monitoring, and the mitigation of privacy and security risks

  • Remain up-to-date on relevant consumer protection, privacy and data security laws and regulations, and on technological developments, threat vectors, and evolving industry standards to provide sound compliance advice


You Have:

  • 7+ years of combined, relevant experience in a top law firm and in-house legal departments

  • A passion for supporting the data protection interests of artists and subscribers in the context of a streaming platform

  • Experience providing pragmatic and actionable advice to clients on different legal risks and obligations under privacy and data security laws in the U.S., Europe and Brazil (including CCPA, GDPR and LGDP).

  • Developed and implemented external privacy notices

  • Advised on and managed internal policies and procedures on data use, security, and privacy

  • Experience advising on data uses in artificial intelligence and machine learning a plus

  • Experience advising on privacy and data security for B2C app-based products a plus

  • A JD from a top-tier law school and active membership in at least one state bar

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources