Senior Counsel - Privacy

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Career Site Team: Legal

Job Description

NielsenIQ is seeking an experienced privacy attorney to join its Global Legal Privacy Team. The position will be initially remote due to Covid-19 and subsequently may be remote or located in NYC.

The Senior Counsel – Privacy will join NielsenIQ’sPrivacy Team, and will work as part of a team of global privacy and data protection professionals to ensure privacy and data protection compliance while enabling business innovation. The position will report to the Associate General Counsel, Privacy with a dotted line for certain matters to the General Counsel, Technology & Privacy.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the implementation of privacy compliance processes, including privacy impact assessments, data inventories, data subject access requests, and vendor privacy reviews.

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements with customers, business partners and vendors with a focus on privacy and data protection terms.

  • Advising NielsenIQ’s business on global data protection and privacy laws and regulations, drawing on knowledge and experience with specific industry requirements, self-regulatory codes, and best practices. Identifying business risks and requirements resulting from new and evolving privacy laws and regulations.

  • Analyzing existing and new products and solutions, including traditional market research panels and innovative products involving emerging technologies, and ensuring they comply with applicable privacy and data protection laws and industry best practices. 

  • Working with colleagues in Legal, Compliance, CyberSecurity, HR and the NIQ’s businesses to continually enhance and manage Nielsen’s privacy compliance framework.

  • Developing and providing data protection training and awareness programs/materials. 

  • Drafting privacy statements, and other privacy disclosures for websites, mobile apps, panels, surveys, and employees in connection with Nielsen products and services.

  • Advising on notification and other obligations in connection with security/privacy incidents and Nielsen’s incident response program.

  • Other related matters as assigned, including cross-training in the review, drafting and negotiating of vendor contracts involving privacy.



  • Minimum 2-3  years of privacy and data protection-related legal experience in-house or combined with time spent at a law firm.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with people at all levels of the Company, and to present to business leadership on privacy-related matters.

  • Solid understanding of Internet technologies; Experience in a digital marketing industry/ad tech preferred.

  • Sound judgment, excellent problem-solving skills, practicality, a focus on business outcomes, and flexibility to manage multiple matters simultaneously. 

  • Ability to share knowledge and best practices effectively with colleagues in the Legal Department and business stakeholders.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, ever-changing industry. 

  • The ability to identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly, effectively and pragmatically is essential.

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) accreditation preferred.

  • Travel for business meetings and training as required (up to 20%).

Additional Information

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

About NielsenIQ 

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.  We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

NielsenIQ is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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