Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree of Law or equivalent practical experience.
  • Qualified lawyer in Europe and admitted to practice in qualified jurisdiction.
  • Experience working with privacy issues.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Understanding of Internet architecture and related operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete several simultaneous projects towards deadline.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters.
  • Commitment to professionalism and collegiality.

About the job

As Privacy Counsel at Google, you work on the most exciting legal issues as disruptive technological innovations require creative and proactive legal guidance. You're part of a whip-smart group of in-house lawyers and the projects and cases you take on challenge you to think big and differently. You are collaborative, ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of the business and work with Googlers from all over the company. As an integrated part of the Privacy Legal Team, you proactively assess legal risks and advise on products that will not only move information into the 21st century, but move information law forward as well.

20th century laws don't always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for handling some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you're a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you take on unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.


  • Advise on compliance across all aspects of global privacy law and regulation, including data protection, retention, security and breach rules.
  • Provide all specialist legal advice and subject matter resources required to support all functions within Google's global legal team.
  • Provide specialist consultation and support to other key functions (privacy engineering, public policy, corporate communications).
  • Assist in the continued development and improvement of all aspects Google’s privacy compliance program (data transfers, processing, privacy policies, staff training, etc.).


Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Dublin, Ireland; London, UK

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