Legal Counsel - Privacy & Compliance

  • Montreal / Quebec City (Province of Quebec, Canada)
  • Legal & Information Security
  • Hybrid
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Shape tomorrow's privacy standards: Senior specialist needed at Coveo!

Coveo is looking for a talented professional with a focus on product and technology to join its Legal Compliance team. This individual will play a critical role in guiding R&D teams through the complex landscape of data privacy and its related laws and regulations, ensuring that our platform adheres to the latest compliance standards and evolves in sync with regulatory changes. 

As a Legal Counsel - Privacy & Compliance, you will report to the Director of Legal Compliance and play a key role in operationalizing privacy across Coveo’s platform. 

As the legal counsel - privacy and compliance, your responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver legal advice to our R&D team (from a product and technology perspective) to align with business objectives and regulatory requirements on legal issues related to privacy and copyright.
  • Assist in the development, improvement and deployment of Coveo’s privacy program and processes (e.g. privacy assessments, vendor due diligence, risks documentation, internal audits, data processing addendums).
  • Partner with the Legal commercial team to support sales & procurement negotiations with respect to privacy, compliance and product-knowledge.
  • Develop and deliver privacy training and awareness programs for R&D teams and other internal stakeholders (e.g. Legal commercial, Security or Sales teams). 
  • Provide general legal compliance support (e.g. intellectual property, export-control).

What we are looking for:

The candidate should have extensive experience working on technically complicated privacy issues, communicating with sophisticated product and engineering teams and the ability to take a practical and proactive problem-solving approach to efficiently assess privacy issues. 

Here is what will qualify you for the role:

  • 3+ years of experience in privacy, data protection with a strong focus on product counsel.
  • Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) or equivalent law degree and eligibility to practice law where located. 
  • Ability to think outside of the box and be able to provide pragmatic advice beyond the letter of the law while helping Coveo mature its approach to privacy. 
  • Proficient in managing  complex issues with empathy, humility and professionalism. 

What would make you stand out:

  • Prior in-house experience within the SaaS industry, ideally advising on the implementation of artificial intelligence and large language models.
  • Proven team player, skilled at collaborating effectively and earning the trust of cross-functional colleagues.
  • Proficiency in privacy by design principles and their application in product development contexts is highly desirable.
  • CIPP certification preferred.

Do you think you can bring this role to life? Or add your own color? You don’t need to check every single box; passion goes a long way and we appreciate that skillsets are transferable.

Send us your application, we want to hear from you! Join the Coveolife! 

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of, for example, age, gender, disability, gaps in CV, national or ethnic background.

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Coveo is a Quebec-based company, pioneer in AI-powered search and recommendations. Coveo uses AI technologies and intelligent search to personalize every digital experience for customers, partners, dealers, and employees. Coveo combines unified content, unified interactions behavioral data and machine learning to deliver relevant information and recommendations across every business interaction, making websites, e-commerce, contact centers and intranets efficient, effortless, content-rich, thus boosting conversion.

If it were easy, someone else would have done it. All of our colleagues at Coveo find the drive to continuously seek new challenges and test roads no one else has ever explored. This ethos has allowed us to become a world leader in an innovative industry and to create a collaborative, diverse and trusting place to work filled with amazingly talented and passionate people. We love a good challenge, and we never say no to an opportunity to learn and develop new cutting-edge skills. Discover our values here

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