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 Privacy Counsel, Technology - Gannett, Virginia, United States

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Posted by: Gannett 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Legal
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: Z1gm1JtsZHq1XPyleCLBi6aGYWK1gs / Latpro-3828586 
Date posted: Oct-02-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #18869

Friday, October 1, 2021
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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Privacy Counsel, Technology

We are looking for a self-motivated individual to join our Legal Team, to work with our business leaders, in-house counsel, outside counsel, legal specialist, product team, and security team on various legal matters related to our product design, with a strong focus on corporate initiatives, data security, data protection, privacy, regulatory compliance, IP protection, and responses to associated claims of those matters. Youll also help chart the companys long-term strategy for handling customers and the personal information associated with our product.


  • Provide legal advice to team leaders and members with a thorough understanding of a SaaS business and the legal and regulatory environment that surrounds it
  • Guide the business to follow relevant regulations and create accompanying ongoing compliance systems, checklists, and processes, including but not limited to GDPR, CCPA, FCRA, and other laws or regulations that may apply to Gannetts software development, website design, and digital marketing
  • Directly work with engineers and product designers to review new products, features, and other new uses of personal data to ensure compliance with applicable data protection laws and industry practices while working with external counsel on IP matters for the companys innovation and technology
  • Draft, review, and manage data protection and privacy terms in standard contractual agreements, data processing agreements, support the legal team in negotiating data protection terms, and attend meetings to educate and explain the companys practice and compliance status to internal and external audiences
  • Maintain and update the companys public privacy policies, respond to associated inquiries, and defend the company from associated claims
  • Collaborate with the legal team on overseeing the various legal aspects of corporate transactional matters, corporate governance, human resources and labor/employment issues, and compliance with relevant international, federal, and state laws
  • Stay abreast of, and advise on, regulatory and industry developments, including monitoring trends in privacy and security laws, regulations, and public policy


  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school
  • Membership in good standing of any US State Bar
  • At least 4 years experience working on privacy and data protection matters etc, law firm experience preferred, including strong knowledge of global privacy laws including the CCPA, and the GDPR
  • Possess great sensitivity, common sense, and creativity to solve potential business and legal issues
  • Familiarity and interest in emerging digital technologies
  • Manage critical projects on an ongoing basis, work independently and often in ambiguous environments
  • Proactive, self-driven, motivated to learn, and goal-oriented
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Comply with the Professional Rules of Conduct, and hold the highest standards of ethics and professional integrity

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employees race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicants disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.s Recruitment Department at
Other details
  • Job Family Legal Counsel
  • Job Function Legal
  • Pay Type Salary

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