Privacy Counsel

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

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.

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 at Square. You will partner with our 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 Lead.

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 under GDPR

  • 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

  • Qualified lawyer and admitted to practice in the UK, Ireland and/or at least one EU jurisdiction

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page


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

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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