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Company: Mastercard
Location: Waterloo, Walloon Region, Belgium
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Banking, Insurance, Financial Services


Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results. 

Job Title

Senior Counsel, Privacy & Data ProtectionOverview

• Mastercard is committed to balancing innovation while ensuring legal compliance and has embraced privacy and data protection as core to the successful execution of its business strategy. As part of that commitment Mastercard has established a world-class privacy program and is currently adding talent to its global team.
• The Senior Counsel will lead the development of cutting-edge technologies from a privacy and data protection standpoint, monitor new legislative developments and ensuring compliance of Cyber & Intelligence (“C&I”) Identity solutions with existing and emerging privacy and data-related laws.
• The position will report to the Senior Managing Counsel, Privacy & Data Protection, C&I, and will be a member of the Global Privacy & Data Protection team.
• The ideal candidate will have the ability to think and act both strategically and tactically with respect to the needs of C&I Identity solutions business clients and their objectives while ensuring that the corporation remains compliant with privacy and data-related laws and regulations.
• The Senior Counsel must be abreast of new technologies related to payments, digital identity and biometrics.


• Analyze C&I Identity solutions in light of privacy and data protection law requirements with the aim of identifying the relevant process and infrastructure requirements to ensure compliance with applicable privacy and data protection laws globally
• Develop contract structures that address privacy and data protection requirements and lead the review and negotiation of applicable privacy and data protection language in agreements with affiliates, vendors, and customers
• Monitor regulatory and legislative developments pertaining to fraud prevention and authentication, support the engagement with key policy makers and other stakeholders and provide useful advice to business teams on the potential impact of these laws
• Provide day-to-day support to C&I Identity solutions business teams, drive alignment globally and respond to all privacy questions that arise.
• Perform privacy and data protection impact assessments in line with Mastercard's privacy and data protection policies and processes.
Increase awareness among business clients, global privacy and legal teams regarding privacy and data protection pertaining to Mastercard C&I solutions through training and other initiatives.

All About You
• Law degree required. Membership to a Bar (if permitted by law). Any additional qualifications (e.g. Master of Laws degree, IAPP Certifications) considered an asset
• Solid knowledge of the GDPR and other global data protection legal frameworks (e.g. CPRA)
• Solid expertise in and track record dealing with privacy and data protection law in multi-jurisdictional settings
• Experience in drafting and negotiating complex data processing terms
• Familiarity with biometric technologies, including authentication, digital identity
• Superior time management, planning, and organizational skills
• Strong analytic capabilities, and written and oral communication skills. Attention to detail is a must.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with proven experience in relationship building and partnering at various (organizational) levels internally and externally. Must work well in both team and individual settings
• Ability to motivate and influence highly skilled professionals to achieve major organizational goals

COVID-19 Considerations

In many locations, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in our NYC offices, as required by law, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be permitted inside Mastercard offices unless a reasonable accommodation has been approved in advance.

Corporate Security Responsibility
All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard's security policies and practices;
  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;
  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and
  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard's guidelines.

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