BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar

Senior Privacy Counsel

  • Permanent contract 
  • Paris

The company

BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar

    The job

    Senior Privacy Counsel

    • Permanent contract 
    • Paris

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    About

    BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform – a global, trusted community of 100 million members in 22 countries. BlaBlaCar is creating an entirely new, people-powered, travel network that connects people looking to travel long distances with drivers heading the same way, so they can travel together and share the cost. With the recent integration of a coach bus network, and a commuter service for short-distance carpooling, BlaBlaCar aims to become the go-to marketplace for shared mobility.

    With a dedicated member relations service, a state of the art web and mobile platform, novel insurance solutions and a fast-growing community, BlaBlaCar is making travel social, cost-effective and practical for millions of members. BlaBlaCar is continuously innovating, developing smart-stop and smart-pricing algorithms that dynamically unlock millions of possible local meeting points and, in effect, turn every highway into a major transport line while also allowing for more granular point-to-point service in less accessible areas. By doubling the number of people in cars (from 1,9 to 3,9 people), BlaBlaCar saved 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 in 2018 (the equivalent of traffic in Paris for a year).

    Job description

    About BlaBlaCar

    BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading carpooling platform, created with one dream in mind: leveraging technology to fill the millions of empty seats on the road. We offer long- and short-distance carpooling as well as a bus marketplace, with the mission to become the go-to marketplace for shared road mobility.

    Today, our community counts over 90 million travelers in 22 countries, creating a smarter, friendlier and carbon-saving transport network. Every year, our community saves 1.6 million tons of CO2e by sharing the road, equivalent to the CO2 emissions generated by Paris traffic in a year. But it doesn’t stop here – our team of 250+ engineers is developing innovative algorithms to further unlock the potential of shared travel and multiply its impact.

    We’re looking for people to join our journey – people who care, who are driven by impact and innovation, and who want to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment. We offer a flexible workplace where we count on each other to take initiative. So join the ride – we can’t wait to see where it takes you.

    Your Mission

    As a marketplace with more than 700 employees, enabling more than 200 000 people to travel each day BlaBlaCar is processing substantial amounts of personal data. As a company, we are committed to helping members protect their information and their privacy. We are currently looking for our new Senior Data Protection Counsel to join our Legal Team. 

    This role provides the unique opportunity to support BlaBlaCar in the still evolving and complex world of data protection compliance across a broad range of BlaBlaCar’s diverse and innovative businesses. 

    As a Senior Privacy Counsel, you will be supporting our overall compliance regulations and members’ experience. You will counsel and provide legal support to all our teams globally. You’ll work closely with the organization's senior management as well as Security, Engineering, Product, Community Relations, and Marketing teams. With the support of our privacy legal counsel, you will be deeply involved in ensuring that BlaBlaCar’s services are crafted, built, and maintained in a way that aligns with applicable privacy obligations around the world. You will be one of the central points of contact for any privacy-related matters within BlaBlaCar and be in charge of developing and supporting the implementation of the privacy compliance vision within BlaBlaCar. 

    Your responsabilities

  • Promote a culture of data protection compliance across all parts of BlaBlaCar
  • Collaborate with teams across BlaBlaCar to help drive a global data protection program and governance structure consistent with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Act as a partner for other in-house counsels on all kinds of data protection matters
  • Design training plans and provide data protection advice and support to operational teams support our security incident response team and DPO in the evaluation of, and response to, potential data breaches including the management of regulator and user reports/ notifications as needed.
  • Draft, implement and communicate policies, processes, and templates related to BlaBlaCar’s data protection practices.
  • Provide leadership and support to ensure proper maintenance of accountability documentation
  • Collaborate with internal partners to respond to requests from regulators, law enforcement, and customers. 
  • Your qualifications

  • At least 6 years’ post-qualification experience, with significant relevant privacy/data protection law experience at a top tier law firm, in-house or in a Data Protection Authority
  • Ability to understand technology-driven businesses, communicate concisely, and influence effectively across a wide audience including BlaBlaCar’s leadership, engineering and product teams, and members of the legal team 
  • Strong “ambassadorial” skills, which you will put to work both internally to foster a strong data protection culture throughout the organization and externally in the area of data privacy to maintain and enhance users’ trust in BlaBlaCar
  • Exceptional ability to consistently deliver creative, thoughtful, and business-oriented results that appropriately balance growth and risk in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Experience creating and managing compliance processes and moving large-scale project forward
  • Flexibility and willingness to work with all levels of the organization, and to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
  • You have excellent communication skills, you’re humble, and you enjoy sharing & learning from others
  • You embrace change, are able to take a step back, prioritize, and focus on added-value tasks
  • You have a results-driven and impact-oriented mindset
  • Fluency in English and French 
  • Nice to have: Another language (Russian, German, Spanish), Relevant in-house experience in an international company in the tech / digital space, Privacy certification
  • If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, tell us why you’d still be a great fit for this role in your application!

    What we have to offer

  • 🌎 An international environment: over 35 nationalities across 7 countries: France, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Russia, Brazil, Poland.
  • 💡 Opportunities to learn: 360 onboarding weeks, weekly team-all BlaBlaTalks to learn about what other teams are up to, International Weeks to mingle with other offices, regular Q&A sessions with our leadership, honest discussions about our company KPIs, ‘Fail, Learn, Succeed’ moments where we destigmatize and share moments of failure with others.
  • 🚀 Innovation: Coding Nights to pitch ideas outside our roadmap and make development dreams come true, weekly Product & Tech Demos and blogs to share engineering stories, access to top conferences across Europe.
  • 🌱 Impact: building a product that has a real impact on society and the environment, and sharing an office culture that prioritizes low-waste and eco-friendly practices.
  • 💜 People-first: wind down from work at our BlaBlaShows, BlaBlaBreak retreats, weekly breakfasts and afterworks (when the sanitary conditions permit it) or meme battles on Slack.
  • 🧭 Shared company principles guide us in our everyday decision-making and bring us closer to our goal. Find out more about our BlaBlaPrinciples.
  • Your future benefits

  • 🏡 Tailor-made remote policy: from 2 days per week to full remote (to be discussed with the Talent Acquisition Manager during the first call).
  • 💰 A fair & competitive salary package
  • 🎈Holidays: 10 days off in addition to the legal 25 days
  • 🌍 Relocation package and visa sponsorship to welcome you wherever you are currently based
  • 👶 Parental policy
  • 🎒 Trainings & career development programs
  • 🚗Free carpooling & 🚌 bus-rides wherever whenever
  • Here’s what your hiring journey will look like:

  • a 45-min video-call with one of our Talent Acquisition Managers to get to know you, understand your career expectations and answer your questions
  • 60-min video-call with our Associate General Counsel to understand your privacy background and motivations and clarifying the position and expectations
  • fully remote exercise to evaluate your technical skills and a
  • 60-min video-call to discuss your exercise. You will meet people from Product or Engineering and Legal Teams
  • a coffee time with our Privacy Counsel to help you assess team and cultural fit and tell you more how we operate
  • 30 min video-call with our Secretary-General to help you project yourself in the company.
  • Usually, our hiring process lasts on average 20-25 days and offers usually come within 48 hours.

    BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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