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Counsel, Privacy

Company: Canadian National Railway
Location: Homewood
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

At CN, everyday brings new and exciting challenges. You can expect an interesting environment where youre part of making sure our business is running optimally and safelyhelping keep the economy on track. We provide the kind of paid training and opportunities that long-term careers are built on and we recognize hard workers who strive to make a difference. You will be able to thrive in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!Job SummaryThe Counsel, Privacy is responsible for advising on all legal questions relating to privacy and data protection law for CNs Canadian and U.S. operations. The role collaborates with internal clients on compliance programs and issues, provides recommendations to mitigate risks of privacy breaches, and develops and implements privacy policies and training.Main ResponsibilitiesPrivacy Law in Canada and the U.S. Provide legal advice and guidance to internal clients on privacy and data protection matters Provide legal advice on privacy impact assessments and recommendations to mitigate risks Collaborate with internal teams to assess privacy and data protection risks and response in the event of complaints or incidents Prepare responses to freedom of information and access to personal information requests Draft, negotiate, and revise privacy and data protection provisions in agreements Instruct external counsel in complex mattersDevelop Policies and Training Develop, implement, and refine privacy policies, procedures, and playbooks Develop training and education to employees on privacy and data protection mattersEnsure Regulatory Compliance Monitor and analyze developments in privacy and data protection laws and regulations and take proactive steps to ensure complianceWorking ConditionsThe role has standard working conditions in an office environment with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday. The role is eligible to participate in CNs hybrid work policy of 3 days in office and 2 days remote. The role requires minimal travel (10%) within Canada and the U.S. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure, and stress.RequirementsExperiencePrivacy and Data Protection Law Minimum 5 years of experience with privacy and data protection law in Canada Minimum 5 years of experience with privacy and data protection law in the U.S., including Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) as well as Illinois and other state privacy laws**Any experience for any of the above would be considered as an assetEducation/Certification/Designation Juris Doctor or Equivalent from a recognized law school Member of the Bar in a province or state where CN has substantial operationsCompetencies Collaborates with others and shares information Communicates with impact Demonstrates agility and drives change Knows the business and stays current on industry needs Applies critical thinking Identifies potential safety and security risksTechnical Skills/Knowledge Knowledge of privacy and data protection laws in Canada Knowledge of legal regulatory environments in Canada and the U.S. Knowledge of constitutional law Knowledge of transportation regulations* Knowledge of privacy and data protection laws in the U.S.* Fluently bilingual, both written and verbal (English, French)**Any knowledge for any of the above would be considered as an assetAbout CNCN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canadas Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.CN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Only qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through Jobble

Keywords: Canadian National Railway, Chicago , Counsel, Privacy, Legal , Homewood, Illinois

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