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Our client, a dynamic and fast growing, publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company in New York, is seeking a Chief Privacy Officer. The Privacy Officer will report to and assist the SVP, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to ensure full compliance with all applicable privacy laws and regulations globally. In particular the Chief Privacy Officer will be responsible for developing and enhancing the Company’s global privacy program.
Build & Improve the Company’s Privacy Program
Develop and coordinate an organization-wide privacy risk management and compliance framework and governance structure by undertaking a comprehensive review of the Company’s data and privacy process and procedures for each applicable business function to ensure that they are consistent with relevant laws and regulations and the Company’s privacy and data security goals and policies
Develop, manage and assist in the implementation and maintenance of the Company’s information privacy policies and procedures to ensure that business activities are consistent with them
Provide leadership in the design and evaluation of privacy and security related projects so that new business activities are developed with privacy by design principles in mind
Establish a mechanism to track access and retention of protected health information maintained by the Company
Periodically revise the privacy program to reflect changes in laws, regulatory or Company policy and accreditation standards, and monitor advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance, as needed
Develop privacy training materials and other communications to train employees and third parties, as appropriate, on company privacy policies, data handling practices and procedures and legal obligations
Collaborate with internal audit to establish an internal and external privacy audit program
Work with business teams and senior management to ensure awareness of “best practices” on privacy and data security issues
Collaborate on cyber privacy and security policies and procedures
Interface with Senior Management to develop strategic plans for the collection, use and sharing of information in a manner that maximizes its value while complying with applicable privacy regulations
Assist business units with development of tools and methodologies to ensure ongoing compliance
Provide strategic guidance to corporate officers regarding information resources and technology
Assist the Chief Information Officer with the development and implementation of an information infrastructure
Serve as the information privacy liaison for users of technology systems
Act as a liaison to the information technology department
Collaborate with the legal department on privacy issues relating to business partner contracts and product-related activities
Collaborate with the Compliance Investigations Team to develop a process for receiving, documenting, tracking, investigating and taking action on all privacy related complaints
Assure that the use of technologies maintain, and do not erode, privacy protections on use, collection and disclosure of personal information
Monitor systems development and operations for security and privacy compliance
Conduct privacy impact assessments of proposed rules on the privacy of personal information, including the type of personal information collected and the number of people affected
Conduct periodic information privacy impact assessments and ongoing compliance monitoring activities in coordination with the organization’s other compliance and operational assessment functions including the Compliance Monitoring Team
Review all system-related information security plans to ensure alignment between security and privacy practices
Work with all organization personnel involved with any aspect of release of protected information to ensure coordination with the organization’s policies, procedures and legal requirements
Develop, implement and train on the Company’s Incident Response Plan
Mitigate effects of a use or disclosure of personal information by employees or business partners by ensuring the implementation of an incident response plan
Administer action on all complaints concerning the organization’s privacy policies and procedures in coordination and collaboration with the Compliance Investigation Team and, when necessary, legal counsel
Minimum of 10+ years’ experience in the privacy profession, with at least 5+ years working in or with pharmaceutical companies on healthcare privacy related activities
JD degree highly preferred
In-depth knowledge of US and EU privacy laws related to the pharmaceutical and clinical research industry
Experience with building and implementing a global privacy program
Extensive experience and skill at writing policies and guidance documents supporting various business activities and conducting investigations.
Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment
High level of influencing skills and ability to drive change as it relates to implementing remedial actions
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