FIS Jobs – Privacy & Data Protection Counsel


Position Type

Full time

Type Of Hire

Experienced (relevant combo of work and education)

Education Desired

Bachelor of Business Administration

Travel Percentage

15 – 25%

Are you curious, motivated, and forward-thinking? At FIS, you will have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and technology. Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, entrepreneurial, passionate and above all fun.

About The Team

  • The FIS Legal team is comprised of approximately 200 attorneys and paraprofessionals worldwide who enjoy being an advisor to and partner with our businesses to help the company achieve its goals. The Global Privacy & Data Protection Team forms part of the Legal Department. The team has a global reach and is responsible for all aspects of Privacy & Data Protection across FIS’ entities. We work collaboratively with each other and with our business colleagues to solve problems in an effective and pragmatic manner. We view our role as one of supporting our business leaders in a variety of legal matters, and we strive to assist our businesses in meeting their objectives with sound, reasonable and well-considered legal counsel. Our team provides advice and support to various stakeholders and senior management across the business, and the team consists of experienced legal, privacy, and data protection professionals. Being supportive, smart, collaborative, inclusive, creative, open, adaptable, compliant, ethical, and passionate are the core values of the team and our culture

What You Will Be Doing

  • Support the implementation of FIS’ privacy and data protection compliance program
  • Provide legal advice on various privacy and data protection issues, including compliance with the GDPR and privacy and data protection laws of other jurisdictions
  • Assist business units with understanding the Technical and Organizational Measures (TOMs) and Supplemental Measures
  • Implement and update privacy related procedures, best practices, and guidelines
  • Implement the Binding Corporate Rules
  • Monitor changes in global Privacy & Data Protection laws and work with FIS business leaders to address these developments
  • Assist the Data Protection Officer in monitoring compliance with applicable laws and FIS’ policies
  • Assist the Data Protection Officer in the event of regulatory audits, complaints and investigations
  • Manage personal data breaches together with the global privacy incident response team
  • Provide advice on Records of Processing, Data Protection Impact Assessments and Transfer Impact Assessments
  • Support FIS’ deal attorneys to draft and negotiate privacy related agreements

What You Bring

  • You must have a minimum of 3 years in the practice of law in a high-quality law firm or in-house environment, and be a seasoned, experienced legal professional with a full understanding of privacy and data protection legal issues
  • You must have strong analytical and advisory skills, including the ability to review and evaluate multi-faceted issues and counsel business colleagues on complex legal questions relating to various business matters, such as product development and compliance. You must possess the ability to use creative problem-solving skills to resolve issues in a pragmatic and sound manner
  • You must have strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with senior management, outside legal counsel, and internal and external clients. This includes strong writing skills and the ability to draft contracts, dispute resolution documentation and other legal communications
  • You must have strong negotiation and deal-making skills, including the ability to balance the company’s goals and the client’s needs, as well as the ability to deal with multiple parties with competing interests
  • You must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, colleagues and opposing counsel, and be able to work collaboratively with other team members, both within the Legal Dept and in other groups. You must also be able to mentor others in their professional legal development
  • You must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, including the lead role in a wide variety of matters with both legal and non-legal professionals
  • You must be comfortable with technology and the use of technology tools in performing your daily work responsibilities

Added Bonus If You Have

  • A Law degree
  • CIPP Qualification is a plus
  • Strong understanding of GDPR
  • Experience dealing with Regulators
  • FIP status is a plus.
  • CIPT and CIPM qualifications are a plus
  • Experience at multinational desirable
  • Experience with Regulatory complaints and investigations
  • Financial Services experience desirable
  • Ability to engage with leadership within FIS
  • Practical, flexible and goal oriented
  • Displays excellent judgment
  • Team management skills
  • Binding Corporate Rules experience

What We Offer You

  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive benefits
  • A multifaceted job with a high degree of responsibility and a broad spectrum of opportunities
  • A modern, international work environment and a dedicated and motivated team

Privacy Statement

FIS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personal information that we process in order to provide services to our clients. For specific information on how FIS protects personal information online, please see the Online Privacy Notice .

Sourcing Model

Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.


Job Details:

Company: FIS

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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