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Illumina is looking to recruit an experienced Associate Director, Privacy Counsel to provide legal guidance, strategic leadership and practical experience to support Illumina’s compliance with global privacy and data protection laws and regulations, ensure privacy-by-design is at the forefront of our approach, and to provide counsel for privacy and data-related client and contractual issues and complex data use issues under HIPAA, GDPR and other privacy regulations.

The candidate’s preferred location will be within a commutable distance to our San Diego, CA location. Illumina offers hybrid and remote work arrangements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

In this role, you will work closely with the Legal, Product Development, Compliance and Information Security functions to develop and monitor policies and procedures applicable to the business and in compliance with global privacy and data privacy laws and regulations. Duties will include:

  • Counsel and collaborate with multiple internal clients across Illumina to advise on applicable data privacy law issues.
  • Provide counsel related to advanced and cutting-edge data use as well as data mapping, classification, and related data management and governance.
  • Partner with product leaders to develop and drive a holistic privacy strategy across Illumina’s products.
  • Develop and implement principles and frameworks for building privacy and other responsible innovation topics into the product development process.
  • Work with product leadership to identify, escalate, and resolve tension between product objectives and privacy principles.
  • Help establish and direct long-term goals of product and engineering teams as they relate to privacy.
  • Collaborate with Illumina’s IT, products and software teams to ensure all systems and procedures comply with all relevant data privacy law, regulation and policy, including in relation to the retention and destruction of data.
  • Draft, negotiate, and interpret privacy, security and data use and protection terms in contracts and disclosures, including Data Protection Addendums and Intra Company Agreements, consistent with Illumina’s strategy and goals.
  • Assist in maintaining onward data transfer mechanisms such as Standard Contractual Clauses and other applicable mechanisms.
  • Review issues related to Incident Response, customer security questionnaires and security certifications.
  • Develop and review Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and other internal privacy and data security assessments.
  • Review issues related to local marketing and data analytics initiatives.
  • Collaborate with other attorneys in the Legal Department as a privacy subject matter expert.
  • Stay abreast of, and communicate clearly to non-lawyers, changes to or developments in privacy and data protection laws and regulations and their impact on business operations.
  • Promote effective work practices, work as a team member, and show respect for co-workers.
  • Identify opportunities for organizational growth and drive creative and scalable improvements.

Experience & Education:

  • Law degree from an ABA accredited law school with exceptional academic credentials and a member of a state bar in good standing required. Hold at least one Data Protection and/or Privacy certification such as, CIPP, CIPT, ISEB, etc., (preferred).
  • 10+ years or relevant legal experience
  • Experience with US and EU data privacy laws. Experience in healthcare law, particularly HIPAA, strongly preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience within a compliance, legal, audit and/or risk function, with recent experience in privacy compliance. Global privacy experience in a multi-national company (medical device, pharmaceutical, or healthcare preferred) or a global law firm.
  • Experience in developing policy and compliance training.

Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina may require proof of COVID vaccination in accordance with local statutory requirements (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021.

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact accommodations@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

To Apply

Please visit the Illumina careers website.