At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal : to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies.
Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code.
Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request.
As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that.
We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
What You’ll Do
Ensuring the privacy of personal information is core to Cloudflare’s mission to help build a better Internet, and we’re looking for an experienced privacy attorney to Cloudflare navigate the complicated challenges of processing personal data amid an ever-changing regulatory landscape.
Our legal team helps the company deal with complex matters by anticipating complications and distractions, and guiding the company around those obstacles.
Our new privacy counsel team member will help foster our unique corporate philosophy and approach, in which the security and privacy of our customers’ data are paramount.
We are looking for an exceptionally talented, energetic and friendly privacy attorney to join our legal team based in Lisbon, Portugal.
This position is not available for remote work. You must be based in, or willing to relocate to, Lisbon. This role is ideal for someone who is a proactive self-starter and strategic thinker, who has a thirst for knowledge and continued growth, all while working as part of a great team.
This position reports to Cloudflare’s Senior Associate General Counsel (Head of Product, Privacy & IP) and Data Protection Officer.
As part of the job, you will :
Serve as a subject matter expert on global data protection laws, with an emphasis on the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and work collaboratively across multiple functions to advise on the impact of data protection laws or changes to such laws on Cloudflare’s business
Conduct privacy impact assessments, help maintain records of processing activities, and help manage other internal privacy compliance programs and processes to ensure we meet our obligations under those programs
Maintain playbooks and FAQ libraries for various teams to ensure they have the most current privacy guidance for communications with prospective and current customers
Conduct privacy assessments of new and existing vendors and negotiate data processing addendums and similar contractual language under GDPR, CCPA, and other global privacy laws for vendor contracts.
Respond to Data Subject Rights Requests and maintain playbooks and guidance for the Privacy and Trust & Safety teams to use in responding to such requests
Support the marketing and sales teams in their outreach to customers and prospective customers and advise on obligations under the ePrivacy Directive, US CAN-SPAM, and similar national anti-spam laws
Assist product lawyers in evaluating the impact of privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions, and other related guidelines on product features.
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience
Qualified lawyer with 5+ years of PQE and relevant legal experience counseling a global company on international privacy and data protection issues, preferably with time in-house at a technology company with established privacy compliance protocols
Expert knowledge of global privacy and data protection laws, regulations and compliance regimes at all levels, including familiarity with industry-specific regimes
Solution-oriented business and legal counselor with a growth mindset and strong sense of humor
Exceptional verbal and written communication, organization, leadership, and project management skills, including a strong desire and ability to make complex topics understandable for various audiences
Demonstrated ability and strong desire to effectively advise, develop relationships, and work collaboratively with stakeholders across teams to establish effective solutions efficiently and in an amenable manner
Experience prioritizing work and providing advice under deadlines
Ability to draft documents, policies, messages and anything else in a very precise manner, while still being concise and digestible for non-lawyers
Ability to interface easily with internal staff at all levels
Technical expertise and an understanding of the way that the Internet, and companies like Cloudflare, operate is a plus
Experience developing and presenting training to employees and managers is a plus