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Legal Counsel, Privacy and Data Protection (14 month contract)

Posted 5 days ago

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Job Description

At KPMG, you'll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: turning insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.

Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, Regulatory and Professional Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer, the Legal Counsel, Privacy and Data Protection is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, management and monitoring of KPMG's privacy and data protection policies, processes and programs. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, high-caliber in-house legal team in a thriving and progressive international organization.

What you will do
  • Perform privacy impact assessments for new technologies, applications, processes and service lines;
  • Remediate and document data breaches;
  • Negotiate the privacy and data protection components of client and supplier contracts;
  • Prepare submissions in response to access to information consultations;
  • Provide ongoing guidance to KPMG's client-facing business units and internal departments on matters related to privacy and data protection;
  • Attend to the privacy and data protection aspects of internal and external audits, certifications and risk management reviews; and
  • Oversee external counsel as required.
What you bring to the role
  • You have 2-5 years' experience in advising on privacy and data protection matters, preferably through a combination of law firm and in-house experience.
  • You are knowledgeable in all Canadian federal and provincial privacy laws and regulations, as well as CASL and GDPR.
  • You hold a degree in law, and are licensed to practice law in Canada.
  • Certification as a privacy specialist, while not mandatory, is preferable.

Keys to your success
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong compliance mindset.
  • Highly collaborative approach to policy and program development.
  • Ability to propose creative, strategic and pragmatic solutions to resolve legal and business issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with high-quality and timely work product in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to build trust and create effective working relationships across business lines, and with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Skilled and confident negotiator.
  • Inquisitive and self-motivated, you work effectively individually and with a team.

Providing you with the support you need to be at your best
For more information about KPMG in Canada's Benefits and well-being, click here .


Our Values, The KPMG Way
Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters

KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential. A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice. For more information about Inclusion, Diversity & Equity in Recruitment, please click here .

Adjustments and accommodations throughout the recruitment process
At KPMG, we strive for an inclusive recruitment process that allows all candidates to Come As You Are and Thrive with Us. We aim to provide a positive experience and are ready to offer adjustments or accommodations to help you perform at your best. Adjustments (an informal request), i.e. extra preparation time or the option for micro breaks during interviews, and accommodations (a formal request), i.e. accessible communication supports or technology aids are tailored to individual needs and role requirements.

To begin a confidential conversation about adjustments or accommodations at any point throughout the recruitment process, we encourage you to contact KPMG's Employee Relations Service team for support by emailing or by calling 1-888-466-4778, Option 3.

For information about accessible employment at KPMG, please visit our accessibility page .

About KPMG

KPMG LLP is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International. We provide Audit, Tax, and Advisory services to many of the public and private business, not-for profit, and public sector organizations in Canada. Nationally, there are 40 offices and over 700 partners and 7,000 employees working together to help Canadian businesses achieve their goals. Leveraging the skills, knowledge and passion of our firm and our people allows us to serve our clients with uncompromising professionalism, cutting through complexity to provide valuable insight—in Canada and around the world. KPMG s.r.l./S.E.N.C.R.L. est le cabinet canadien membre de KPMG International Cooperative (« KPMG International »). Nous offrons des services professionnels en audit et en fiscalité ainsi que des services-conseils à une vaste clientèle composée notamment de sociétés ouvertes et fermées, d’organismes sans but lucratif et d’organisations du secteur public au Canada. KPMG compte 40 bureaux à l’échelle nationale, au sein desquels collaborent plus de 700 associés et 7 000 employés pour aider les sociétés canadiennes à atteindre leurs objectifs. Nous misons sur les compétences et le savoir-faire de notre équipe pour servir nos clients − au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde − avec rigueur et professionnalisme. Notre mission première : simplifier la complexité en proposant des perspectives éclairantes.


Banking & Finance

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-17

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