Data Privacy Policy Counsel – Ethics & Compliance

  • 13th month pay & Holiday allowance
  • Bonus Program
  • 26 holidays
  • Training & Learning opportunities
  • Laptop & Smartphone
  • 32-40 hours p.w.

Your job

The Data Privacy Policy Counsel – Ethics & Complianceis a permanent and full time manager role filled by an experienced, expert data privacy professional. Successful candidates will have a strong legal or political sciences background and be able to demonstrate strong interest in digital and technology. The role is part of Accenture’s Global Data Privacy Team, within Accenture’s Legal function, and reports to the Policy & Governance Senior Legal Counsel - Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy. Accenture has a preference to fill the role in Brussels, Belgium but we are open to consider other EU locations.

Key Responsibilities

As part of the Policy & Governance functional group (“tower”) within Accenture’s Global Data Privacy Team, the role has responsibility for our Data Privacy (“DP”) management system, core privacy policies, Binding Corporate Rules and other international data transfer mechanisms, training and communication;Support maintenance, certification and enhancement of Accenture’s data privacy management system and associated governance tasks in alignment with Policy & Governance lead;Maintain, further develop and execute strategy for external relations in data privacy, in alignment with our Government Relations team; work with selected regulators and industry bodies representing Accenture at meetings and through papers; keep abreast of technology trends and developments and their impact, develop guidance and thought leadership for internal and external audiences;Support oversight and enhancements for Accenture’s international data transfers approach, including our Binding Corporate Rules and Inter Company Agreements;Manage legal and regulatory change, including the process for the identification and assessment of new laws, regulatory guidance and select case law; provide insights on their impact on our and our clients’ business, and support implementation;Build and maintain strong and trusted relationships with external stakeholders, in particular with data protection authorities, and contribute to the public debate related to data privacy and ethics;Effectively work with a team of DP professionals in remote locations, providing advice and guidance in an engaged, business focused and pragmatic manner.

Your team

At Accenture Corporate Functions, we do whatever it takes to make Accenture a success - every day. We are the pieces that hold it all together: organizing collaborations, monitoring and optimizing our activities and results, keeping everyone happy and motivated – and that’s just the beginning.

Working alongside HR, Finance, Geographic services, Marcom, Legal, and Information Management teams, you will find exciting opportunities to make your mark (and a measurable difference, too). We use modern tools, innovative approaches and our knowledge of best practice to ensure everything is running smoothly. It can be challenging to meet all the needs of our big-name clients and partners, as well as our colleagues - but it's worth it when you see what we achieve together.


Reports to: Senior Legal Counsel – Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy.

Key Relationships:

· Legal, including Government Relations, Sales & Delivery, Geographic Support;

· Corporate Functions and business stakeholders;

· Geographic leadership and the Data Privacy Officer network;

· Related subject matter experts (e.g. security professionals, government compliance, certification SMEs);

· Industry bodies including business/trade associations, external counsel;

· Privacy professionals at client and peer companies; and

· Regulatory and select legislative points of contact.



University degree (Master or comparable level) – legal or political sciences degree. FIP/CIPP/CIPM or comparable privacy certifications required.

Work Experience:

Minimum 5 years of experience in global data privacy function preferably in EU institutions, a major law firm and/or multinational corporation. Prior role in regulatory environment or trade association and roles documenting strong project management and organizational skills would be considered a plus. Experience and expertise with major national data privacy legislation, in particular in the European Union, and cross border issues. Experience in monitoring trends and developments and translating those into actionable projects.

Work Requirements:

Limited travel required as needed. Must have ability to effectively work with others remotely.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

· Demonstrated command of data privacy and related laws and regulations;
· Proven ability to develop vision, operationalize and implement strategy;
· Demonstrated ability to identify, understand and assess trends, explain issues in a practical, results focused manner, and curiosity for learning about new technology;
· Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface, and develop relationships, with all levels of management and staff, work cross-culturally, and represent Accenture externally;
· Confidence and credibility in dealing with internal management, data privacy regulators, and industry bodies;
· Highly motivated and proactive, with the ability to articulate company vision and policy, and to seek out areas of risk and priority;
· Ability to consistently apply good judgment;
· Adapts nimbly to changing needs within the business.

We offer

The opportunity to deliver impact; not only for our clients, but also for the world around you. A work environment with a focus on your personal development. You work together with talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for all types of forward-thinking international businesses. We want you to develop yourself, since you are the reason clients conversate with us. You will be attending training at international locations together with colleagues from a variety of different countries. Moreover, we invite you to contribute to our Corporate Citizenship Program. A great way to contribute to society!


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About Accenture

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Application process

We believe it is crucial that you know where you stand during your application, and what the next steps are. Our process is short - but thorough - and we'd like to get to know you, and see if we are a great fit. Please connect with our recruiters in case of questions.


Found a fitting vacancy or role? Great! Apply by sending in your CV and cover letter and let's get started. Contact our recruiters in case of questions, they are here to help and guide you.

First Interview

During the interview, we'd love to get to know you and see if there is a match with our brand and brand values. We will discuss your ambitions and past experiences and tell you all you want to know about the role.

Second Interview

In the second interview, our senior management would love to get to know you. We will continue to discuss your ambitions, past experiences and we can answer any question you have about the position and work at Accenture.


If we are all happy to proceed after the interviews, we'd like to make you an offer to join Accenture. We hope we can welcome you soon as a new colleague!


We'd like to welcome you to Accenture and are excited that you have accepted our job offer and agreed upon your start date. You will meet all the other new joiners and continue your career at Accenture.