Cybersecurity / Privacy Attorney

Cybersecurity attorneys advise on risks and obligations under laws relevant to personal data.

Role overview

A Privacy or Cybersecurity Attorney advises on implementing the right processes to meet state, federal and international legal requirements relevant to personal data. They also represent clients before regulatory bodies and help prepare the right responses and reactions during incident response to mitigate loss and ensure legal compliance.

Privacy or Cybersecurity Attorneys
may also be referred to as:
Assistant General Counsel Privacy And Security
Attorney And Privacy Officer
Attorney Cybersecurity Compliance
Cybersecurity Attorney
Data Privacy And Cybersecurity Attorney
Data Privacy Attorney
General Counsel Privacy Law
General Counsel Product And Privacy
Litigation Assistant Cybersecurity
Privacy And Data Protection Counsel
Privacy And Data Security Litigation Attorney
Privacy And Product Counsel
Privacy Legal Intern
Privacy Legal Researcher Intern

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
$215,000
National Average
$288,750
$362,500
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience

Responsibilities

Providing support, including risk assessment and contract drafting, on data privacy and protection issues.
Advising teams on compliance requirements or possible issues during the development, sale, and marketing of products and services, ensuring privacy by design.
Assisting with the development, implementation, and management of compliance and risk mitigation strategies relating to global data privacy and protection laws and regulations.
Developing a network inside and outside of the organization to support the objectives of the Legal team and the business.
Producing documentation including privacy risk assessments, risk analyses, and incident reports.
Ensuring that the applicable privacy and security requirements are incorporated into Policies, SOPs, and other controls.

Tools & Environment

Cybersecurity Attorneys have to be familiar with all government, risk, and compliance (GRC) tools, and must be able to identify the best course of action for data that enters the organization. These professionals also need an expert knowledge of data protection law, practices, and data rights on a state, federal, and international level.

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