Flinks builds products that allow innovators to easily access, analyze, and take action upon the financial data of their users. This financial data infrastructure also allows millions of users to take ownership of their financial data and use it to gain access to the best services available to them.
About the role
As legal counsel focusing on privacy matters for Flinks, you will support our team in Canada and the United States by building Flinks’ privacy posture for the future. If you have a desire to solve complex, cross-jurisdictional privacy issues for a scaling company in a cutting edge industry, and the opportunity to advise on products and services with privacy-by-design principles at their core, we would love to hear from you.
- Serve as Flinks’ “privacy evangelist” both internally and externally, with the aim of promoting strong data management practices across our organization, and highlighting that the prioritization of privacy considerations is the prioritization of building trust with Flinks’ clients, and our clients’ consumers
- Lead the ongoing build of a robust, resilient privacy function at Flinks
- Work with, and learn from, teams across the organization in order to shape innovative, practical, and scalable solutions to Flinks’ privacy challenges
- Help our product and client operations team build “privacy-by-design” into product features, business processes and data initiatives
- Conduct privacy impact assessments and present results to broader leadership team as needed
- Keep abreast of developments in privacy laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which Flinks operates, with a view of ensuring that Flinks’ privacy practices, protocols, terms and conditions, and policies are always in compliance with applicable laws
- Be firm where needed, and flexible where possible.
- 3-5 years of experience acting as privacy counsel, or otherwise in a privacy specialist capacity
- LLB, JD, or equivalent law degree required
- Called to the Bar in Ontario and/or Quebec
- Experience working in a fast paced, quick scaling environment
- Extensive knowledge of privacy best practices, and a strong working knowledge of major legal frameworks in North America and Europe (e.g. PIPEDA, CCPA, GDPR)
- Familiarity with the requirements of Quebec’s Bill 64
- Strong knowledge of privacy issues in relation to evolving technology (e.g. mobile/cloud)
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the confidence to make yourself heard and understood.
- Experience drafting and negotiating B2B services, and reseller, agreements (specifically, but not limited to, privacy and data breach related clauses).