PayPal Director - Data Protection & Privacy in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Director - Data Protection & Privacyin Luxembourgat PayPal

Date Posted: 6/11/2018

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  • Employee Type: Full-Time

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  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 6/11/2018

  • Job ID: R0034024

About Us


At PayPal, we believe that now is the time to democratize financial services so that moving and managing money is a right for all citizens, not just the affluent. We are driven by this purpose, and we uphold our cultural values of collaboration, innovation, wellness and inclusion as our guide for making decisions and conducting business every day. It is our duty and privilege to be customer champions and put those we serve at the center of everything we do.

We are one team that respects and values diversity of thought for everyone, everywhere, and we actively seek to create an energizing workplace that brings out the best in all of us. If you’re ready to shape the future of money, join the team at PayPal. We're proud to work here. You will be too.

Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 237 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal provides services to customers in the EU through PayPal (Europe), a PayPal, Inc. subsidiary, licensed and regulated as a bank in Luxembourg, as well as in Russia and throughout APAC through other license-passporting arrangements. This position will provide world-class privacy and data protection related legal advice and regulatory support to PayPal throughout the EMEA region as a member of the Global Legal Privacy team.


This position will work as a member of the Global Legal Privacy team to deliver legal advice on data protection and privacy laws throughout the EMEA region, with special emphasis on financial privacy law. As legal counsel, this position will also partner closely with the European legal team on bank secrecy issues affecting the banking operations of PayPal S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A (“PayPal Europe) and will provide legal counsel to, and work in close partnership with, PayPal’s Data Protection Officer and PayPal’s Global Privacy Program Office.

Location and Reporting:

This position will be based in PayPal’s office in Luxembourg and will report directly to the Head of Global Legal Privacy in San Jose, California.


As EMEA Data Protection and Privacy Counsel, this position will be principally responsible for:

  • Leading and supervising the PayPal legal privacy team in the EMEA region, including supporting their ongoing development and integration within the global PayPal legal function;

  • Providing legal advice on applicable privacy requirements to the EU DPO and the Global and regional Privacy Program Offices, and

  • Serving as a key subject matter expert and advisor to PayPal’s legal counsels, and advising key functional areas and regional business units on privacy requirements.

Skills and Experience: This position will be asked to demonstrate experience and competence by:

  • Working autonomously as a leader, as well as part of multiple teams, as a collaborator and advisor.

  • Leading, coaching and mentoring colleagues and team members to enhance individual and enterprise growth and success.

  • Managing the development, implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of public-facing privacy policies and other user disclosures and consents for compliance, accuracy, and clarity.

  • Reviewing and providing legal advice on new and enhanced products, services, technology, marketing communications, and new business initiatives.

  • Drafting and negotiating privacy and data protection-related provisions of complex commercial and technology contracts, including for strategic business partnerships, outsourcing, data processing, joint ventures, M&A transactions and business dispositions.

  • Identifying and bringing enterprise-wide privacy and data protection-related risks to the attention of the EU DPO and Global Privacy Office.

  • Providing training to legal colleagues to help them advise their clients on how to design products and services that comply with PayPal’s Privacy Principles and reflect organizational privacy and security requirements.

  • Creating and delivering legal training and enhancing awareness of privacy and data protection laws for other members of the Legal Team.

  • Understanding and advising on the legal aspects of complex data flows across the data lifecycle.

  • Contributing legal privacy expertise as part of due diligence activities around business partners, services providers and other partnerships and ventures.

  • Collaborating and coordinating with government relations teams to proactively monitor and review privacy and data-protection related legislation in order to ensure accurate and up-to-date rosters of all legal obligations.

  • Serving as a legal representative in privacy and data protection-related organizations.

  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with, and providing legal subject matter expertise to, global cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrating in-depth knowledge of cutting edge technology issues and their privacy and data protection implications with emphasis on mobile technologies and mobile payments.


  • Fully qualified / licensed lawyer, EU country qualification strongly preferred.

  • Fluency in English; additional fluency in German or French preferred.

  • Direct legal experience actively advising international and preferably global businesses with strong EU presence on privacy and data protection issues.

  • Experience as in-house counsel preferred, particularly in highly matrixed corporate structures.

  • Managerial experience.

  • CIPP/E or other privacy certifications desirable

  • Experience advising clients in the financial services, mobile payments, internet and technology industries preferred.

  • M&A experience and experience advising on integration of new business units desirable.


  • Future career opportunities with international exposure via PayPal’s network of global locations.

  • A supportive and diverse environment that allows our employees to thrive and learn.

  • Flexible work arrangements.

  • Attractive compensation and benefits.

  • An opportunity to be a part of a company that has just been voted Best Place to Work in 2017

  • A socially innovative company that helps communities worldwide through the services we offer in the normal course of business, charitable giving and donation of time.

  • A green, sustainable working environment.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Individuals seeking employment at PayPal are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. You have the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.