Privacy Policy Director, Legislation and Data Leadership

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The Facebook company builds technologies that give people the power to connect with friends and family, find communities and grow businesses.

Facebook is looking for a global public policy expert with experience leading strategic policy campaigns and drafting innovative legislative frameworks to lead our Privacy and Data Policy Legislation team. The team’s global mission is to develop and shape privacy-protective data policy regulation that help bring the world closer together and improve people’s lives. In this role, you’ll collaborate with policy, legal, and product experts at Facebook, and engage with policy influencers, including legislators, academics, and consumer and civil liberties advocates, to help build data privacy regulations for people around the world.
Protecting people’s privacy is central to everything we do at Facebook. The Global Public Policy team works with leaders across the company to develop and implement processes and safeguards to protect the personal information of our users. Facebook is seeking a talented, self-motivated experienced leader that is excited by taking on and leading complex and proactive privacy projects, thrives in a fast-paced environment and can seamlessly drive success working with multiple cross-functional stakeholders to drive meaningful privacy and data regulation.
In this role, you’ll lead a team that is responsible for developing policy initiatives and regulatory frameworks that focus on the hardest and least resolved questions relating to global privacy legislation. You’ll work with product leaders and our regional policy team leaders to identify our core legislative priorities based on the global policy environment and build research and programmatic initiatives key to address those challenges. You’ll lead our strategy to cultivate impactful discussion and evidence supporting meaningful regulatory solutions through workshops, papers, and similar initiatives, and lead the work necessary to synthesize various perspectives in a form that moves closer to global consensus around tangible and workable solutions.
The ideal candidate for this role is a creative and strategic thinker who has experience analyzing and drafting legislation, leading strategic policy campaigns, and publishing on data policy topics, who can switch easily between big-picture conceptual thinking and detailed analysis. A successful candidate will be deeply familiar with online consumer services, have a meaningful understanding of global stakeholders and perspectives in the privacy community, and be able to use this understanding to drive a sustainable approach to privacy regulation globally. A successful candidate also should be passionate about the services we provide and the people that we serve.
Privacy Policy Director, Legislation and Data Leadership Responsibilities
  • Lead and manage a dynamic team of policy and legal professionals tasked with driving meaningful and globally consistent privacy regulation and developing policy campaigns and initiatives to achieve alignment around challenging legislative and policy questions relating to privacy
  • Draft legislative language, papers, and policy proposals concerning privacy, data, consumer protection and other technology issues
  • Represent Facebook in meetings with policymakers, regulators, consumer and civil liberties advocates, and other stakeholders
  • Identify the global policy trends of importance to the company and expectations of the policy community
  • Articulate our data and privacy public policy positions in briefing papers, requests for comments, and internal leadership meetings
  • Advise internal teams on global privacy and data public policy matters to help guide development of products and policies
Minimum Qualifications
  • 15+ years of experience in Privacy Policy, Technology Policy and/or Legislation with oversight and management for internal/external clients
  • Experience building and implementing global public policy campaigns
  • Proven experience analyzing and drafting legislation
  • Experience working with external stakeholders to build consensus around regulatory positions important to Facebook
  • Experience managing high performing teams
  • Experience working with management across functions critical to a privacy organization
  • Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects with varying deadlines simultaneously
  • Experience explaining topics and gaining support and consensus from multiple stakeholders
  • Experience with applicable privacy regimes
Preferred Qualifications
  • JD, MPP or relevant advanced degree
  • Experience publishing and communicating to audiences sophisticated policy-related topics
  • Experience convening coalitions or multi-stakeholder groups
  • Experience with counseling clients in the context of product or business development efforts

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