Legal Counsel – Privacy

Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 258 million users.
As Privacy Counsel and part of Spotify’s Global Affairs team, you will counsel and provide legal support to all our teams globally. You should be passionate about data protection and comfortable with counseling business partners and making decisions that have both legal and business impact. The job will entail getting deeply involved in ensuring that Spotify’s offerings are designed, built, and maintained in a way that complies with applicable data protection obligations around the world.
The right applicant will understand the need to balance excellent legal compliance with a proactive, business-friendly and technically sound approach. They will also be comfortable with change and relish the challenges of being part of a fast-moving, highly data-driven digital organization.  Our objective is always to fulfill our legal obligations properly, and we recognize that we can distinguish ourselves by achieving that goal in the smartest and most sensible way. We are looking for someone who can understand and interact with the highest levels of the organization while having a command of the technical details and requirements of data protection on a daily basis.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with teams across Spotify to help drive a global data protection program and governance structure consistent with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Foster the Spotify culture of respect for the privacy rights of our customers, employees, creators and business partners.
  • Act as escalation point for other in-house counsels on all kinds of data protection matters.
  • Draft, implement and communicate policies, processes and templates related to Spotify’s data protection practices.
  • Offer strategic advice to leadership and teams around privacy implications of using personal data, primarily around product and technology enhancements, as well as guidance on ways to minimize privacy risks.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to respond to requests from regulators, law enforcement and customers.

Who you are:

  • You have a law degree (or equivalent) and at least 5 years of experience working in a law firm and/or in-house legal department.
  • You have experience of working in the data protection field.
  • You have experience in the technology sector. Experience in a consumer-facing technology organisation is a plus.
  • You have a proven ability to deliver clear, concise, practical and pragmatic advice.
  • You have a strong ability to make risk-based commercial decisions.
  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluency in English is essential, other languages a plus
You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant. So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 258 million users.

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