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Nielsen Hiring Associate General Counsel Apply Now

Posted on: 25 Jul 2020 91 views
: Associate General Counsel
: Nielsen
: New York, New York, United States
: Law Degree
: 6
: 10

Nielsen is seeking an experienced privacy attorney to join its Global Connect Legal Privacy Team. The position will be initially remote due to Covid-19 and subsequently located in NYC.

The Associate General Counsel – Privacy will be the primary privacy counsel for Nielsen’s Connect business, and will work as part of a team of global privacy and data protection professionals to ensure privacy and data protection compliance while enabling business innovation. The position will report to the Deputy General Counsel.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advising Nielsen’s Connect business on global data protection and privacy laws and regulations, drawing on knowledge and experience with specific industry requirements, self-regulatory codes, and best practices. Identifying business risks and requirements resulting from new and evolving privacy laws and regulations.
  • Analyzing existing and new products and solutions, including traditional market research panels and innovative products involving emerging technologies, and ensuring they comply with applicable privacy and data protection laws and industry best practices. 
  • Leading the implementation of privacy compliance processes, including privacy impact assessments, data inventories, data subject access requests, vendor privacy reviews, and incident response procedures.
  • Working with colleagues in Legal, Compliance, CyberSecurity, HR and the Connect businesses to continually enhance and manage Nielsen’s privacy compliance framework.
  • Representing Nielsen before global data protection regulators as well as in state and national trade organizations and liaising with business partners regarding legislative and/or regulatory issues related to privacy and data protection.
  • Responding to regulatory inquiries related to privacy and data protection.
  • Developing/executing advocacy strategies with respect to legislative and agency rulemaking related to privacy and data protection.
  • Developing and providing data protection training and awareness programs/materials. 
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating agreements with customers, business partners and vendors with a focus on privacy and data protection terms
  • Drafting privacy statements, and other privacy disclosures for websites, mobile apps, panels, surveys, and employees in connection with Nielsen products and services.
  • Advising on notification and other obligations in connection with security/privacy incidents and Nielsen’s incident response program.
  • Other related matters as assigned.


  • Deep knowledge of US, EU and other international data protection laws.
  • Minimum 6-10 years of privacy and data protection-related legal experience in-house with a global company or combined with time spent at a law firm.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people at all levels of the Company, and to present to business leadership on privacy-related matters.
  • Solid understanding of Internet technologies; Experience in a digital marketing industry/ad tech preferred.
  • Sound judgment, excellent problem-solving skills, practicality, a focus on business outcomes, and flexibility to manage multiple matters simultaneously. 
  • Ability to share knowledge and best practices effectively with colleagues in the Legal Department and business stakeholders.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, ever-changing industry. 
  • The ability to identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly, effectively and pragmatically is essential.
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) accreditation preferred.


We’re in tune with what the world is watching, buying, and everything in between. If you can think of it, we’re measuring it. We sift through the small stuff and piece together big pictures to provide a comprehensive understanding of what’s happening now and what’s coming next for our clients. Today’s data is tomorrow’s marketplace revelation.

We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 100 countries. From global industry leaders to small businesses, consumer goods to media companies, we work with them all. We’re bringing in data 24/7 and the possibilities are endless. 

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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