Privacy Program Manager

  • New York, NY, United States
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

As Privacy Program Manager, you will have a broad range of responsibilities including leading the charge for operational implementation and maintenance of the global data protection program for Square and Block. You will partner with our engineering, product, security, and other teams to implement and document solutions and processes to achieve regulatory compliance. As we expand our offerings globally, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. You will report to Lead Privacy Counsel.

You will:

  • Help with the maintenance and updating of policies, standards, playbooks and standard operating procedures that support global privacy and data protection program goals

  • Ensure that data subject requests are logged and responded to within the prescribed periods

  • Prepare and maintain data protection program documentation, including records of personal data processing (data inventories) and data protection impact assessments, and conduct periodic compliance assessments of these

  • Support ongoing measurement and auditing on overall effectiveness of the privacy program and execution of privacy policies and standards

  • Assess and ensure implementation of technical and organizational measures that support compliance

  • Implement appropriate privacy awareness and training resources


You have:

  • 3+ years of directly related experience in data protection and governance or privacy program management

  • Experience with personal data and ability to develop a broad knowledge of data across the business

  • Understand data infrastructures, data collection and processing

  • Operate in a matrixed environment while meeting the clients needs

  • In-depth understanding of privacy policies, principles, and technologies and familiarity with privacy control frameworks

  • Experience navigating privacy regulations around the globe and associated frameworks, including, but not limited to, GDPR and CCPA

  • Understand privacy and data protection language in legal contracts

  • Willingness to work with colleagues to brainstorm pragmatic and creative solutions

  • CIPP and/or CIPM certification preferred

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $125,600 - USD $153,600
Zone B: USD $116,800 - USD $142,800
Zone C: USD $110,500 - USD $135,100
Zone D: USD $100,500 - USD $122,900

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information. 

Benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits 
  • Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 

This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

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. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other 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

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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