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Senior Counsel, Global Privacy Office

Visa, Foster City CA, US

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Duration: Full-Time


About the Global Privacy Office

Visa’s growing Global Privacy Office within Visa’s Legal Department is Visa's central touchpoint for global data strategy, privacy compliance, information governance, and legal aspects of information security. Visa's global payments network connects thousands of banks and millions of merchants in over 200 countries and territories, with trillions of dollars of transactions passing over our network each year. Our goal is to enable data-centric business opportunities while protecting the Visa brand. To do this we engage with and provide privacy services to Visa business teams responsible for data analytics, direct-to-consumer digital services, business-to-business services, and support for loyalty programs and offers, among others. We operate Visa's global privacy program, advising Information Security, Human Resources, and other internal groups on privacy issues.

Position Summary

You will have opportunities to be involved in all aspects of the company's global privacy program and strategy. Depending on the candidate's skills and interests and business needs, s/he will:

  • Responsible for providing high quality data privacy and commercial compliance advice and support to colleagues at all levels within the business regarding data privacy legislation.
  • Support business unit attorneys with respect to privacy issues in contract negotiations and client relationships 
  • Provide legal guidance on privacy impact assessments
  • Assist with privacy and security training for Visa’s workforce
  • Assist with incident response, including security breach notifications
  • Monitor legal developments, such as new laws or regulatory guidance, and providing analysis of same as needed to the business units
  • Coordinate with Visa’s policy teams to draft position papers and related materials


Basic Qualifications:
• 3-7 years experience in a law firm and/or in house environments
• Juris Doctor degree or foreign equivalent
• Admission to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience providing practical advice to clients on data use and privacy issues;
• Excellent written, oral and presentation skills;
• Excellent interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to interact well and build excellent working relationships with all levels of management;
• A high level of self-motivation, initiative, and ability to operate effectively as a team player across different business units; and
• A passion to engage deeply with complex data use and privacy issues.

The ideal candidate would also have:
• Experience in the payments industry; and
• One or more CIPP certification(s);

Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.
Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

Mental/Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

Want to learn more about Visa? Visit Visa's website.