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Privacy Director

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Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000028211-OTHLOC-300200016143


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The Privacy Director is a critical new member of the team overseeing Western Digital’s Global Privacy Program and ensuring compliance with global data privacy and security laws. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel of Global Privacy, this position will focus on (1) implementing the FY18 Privacy Program Plan in accordance with the privacy risk assessment, and (2) conducting day to day activities of running the global privacy program office.





  • Advise on the Company’s privacy program design, development, reconciliation and
  • implementation of policies, procedures and practices to support the risk based program.
  • Monitor cross functional operations to ensure that Company practices align with policy and legal
  • standards for privacy, data protection and security worldwide.
  • Maintain the day to day program structure, data flows, training, and stakeholder engagement
  • ensuring standards and accountability.
  • Assist in implementing FIPPs, Privacy by Design, NIST data handling, cloud and data
  • minimization principles across the organization.
  • Perform day to day GDPR task force management tasks.
  • Handle vendor privacy, online and offline marketing and website cookies, privacy statement, and
  • product reviews.
  • Implement procedures and perform follow up privacy reviews of high risk areas such as health
  • centers, customer support, marketing, ecommerce, and website OBA tracking.
  • Maintain intracompany processing notice and consents, model contract clauses and onward
  • transfer documentation.
  • Work cross functionally to support development and implementation of a privacy-specific, incident
  • response plan that includes breach notification procedures and table top testing.
  • Develop cross functional and regional privacy training requirements and materials for the Ethics
  • and Compliance Training Program.
  • Design a “champions” certification program and support launching of a corporate Privacy
  • Committee.
  • Develop and maintain privacy function metrics and reporting.


  • JD degree with a strong academic record

  • Minimum of 7 - 9 years of legal and privacy experience with emphasis on US and/or EU privacy

  • program (hands-on) management and development

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/CIPM/CIPT) or equivalent evidence of privacy

  • and data security proficiency; COSO, GAPP, AICPA, or ISO auditing experience a plus

  • Deep knowledge of global privacy and data security laws, technical systems and controls, cloud

  • computing, consumer devices, ad agencies, web behavioral tracking, EULAs, terms of use, data

  • governance, enforcement and regulator expectations including GDPR, Privacy Shield, BCR, CBPR,

  • TRUSTe certifications and APEC Privacy Frameworks

  • Excellent organizational skills, highly analytical and responsive with demonstrated keen attention

  • to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively multi-task and collaborate with multiple functional units and

  • clients

  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, teaching and coaching skills, multilanguage

  • verbal and written proficiency a plus

  • Ability to effectively communicate legal and privacy issues verbally and in writing in a clear and

  • understandable manner

  • Demonstrated ability to inspire trust and confidence through effective communication and

  • interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive, exercise independent judgment and manage multiple

  • projects simultaneously

  • Demonstrated ability to focus on critical priorities with little or no supervision

  • Strong work ethic and ability to produce high quality work under deadline pressures

  • Regular travel, including international travel, may be required




Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 


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