July 7, 2017

Senior Counsel & Director, Privacy & Compliance

Job Title:  Senior Counsel & Director, Privacy & Compliance

Location:  Reston, VA

Reports To:  Deputy General Counsel


comScore is searching for a Senior Director, Privacy & Compliance, located in our Reston, VA headquarters.  The ideal candidate for this role will possess an experienced data privacy background and knowledge and familiarity with compliance programs and implementation.  This individual contributor will be comfortable working with both the strategic and tactical elements of the company’s privacy and compliance functions.  In partnership with the General Counsel & Deputy General Counsel, this person will be the primary individual revising and enhancing privacy and compliance efforts for comScore and will work closely with key business stakeholders to ensure compliance with relevant government and industry legislation and regulations.  This person will also partner with the senior members of the legal team and internal business leaders to oversee the execution of comScore’s privacy strategy and implementation to safeguard corporate, customer and employee information pursuant to legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements and standards that govern privacy. 


  • Institute and maintain and effective communication program to promote the awareness and understanding of new and existing compliance and privacy issues and related policies and procedures as well as educate the business on new and pending changes to global laws, regulations and standards that impact business operations, all other data privacy and security laws and regulations, and regulations applicable to the company’s business operations globally
  • Provide consultation and support to business units and functions regarding privacy concepts, legal and regulatory requirements, information classification, best practices, and controls. Develop solutions to ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, and policies representing all aspects of the company’s global business operations to include its products, product development, data collection, software, data retention, transfer and deletion
  • Conduct functional analysis of business processes involving the collection, processing or disclosure of personal information, identify issues and potential risks, coordinate the documentation of process improvements, development or resolution or mitigation plans, and recommend safeguards and controls.
  • Continuously monitor, research and analyze existing, proposed and new laws, regulations and policies globally with respect to their present and future impact upon company operations.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement strategy to minimize comScore’s exposure in relation to anti-spyware and anti-virus software.
  • Manage and review all comScore privacy policies; respond to customer, partner, vendor, third party, and consumer privacy and compliance inquiries.
  • Respond to hotline, privacy policy, and other inquiries and complaints or alleged violations of rules, laws, regulations, policies and procedures by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures and develops and oversees a system of uniform handling of such violations.
  • Collaborate with the Legal, IT, Information Security, business unit, and other key stakeholders on privacy and compliance matters.


  • JD from an accredited law school with strong academic record required; exception may be made to education requirement for a privacy and compliance professional with 12+ years of pertinent experience.
  • Minimum of five years of legal experience with 3+ years demonstrated track record of increased responsibility in corporate privacy and compliance functions. 
  • Knowledge of, and experience with a variety of state, federal, and international privacy, security and/or data protection laws and regulations, as well as familiarity with readiness in meeting upcoming global data privacy laws, such as GDPR, CASL.  Previous experience leading privacy and compliance initiatives required.  Public company experience, in-house, and/or familiarity with software or big data preferred.
  • Previous experience and familiarity with domestic and international privacy policy laws, policies and regulations.
  • Previous experience leading or advising multidisciplinary teams.  Strong ability to work and communicate with others, identify and analyze issues and their broader implications for business; develop practical legal advice.
  • Experience and comfort working in a fast-paced environment, self-starter, collaborator, well-organized, and solutions-driven with the ability to multi-task and manage a large volume of current priorities.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and the ability to advocate for a position while remaining open-minded to different, creative approaches to solutions.

About comScore

comScore (OTC: SCOR) is a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere.  comScore completed its merger with Rentrak Corporation in January 2016, to create the new model for a dynamic, cross-platform world.  Built on precision and innovation, our data footprint combines proprietary digital, TV and movie intelligence with vast demographic details to quantify consumers’ multiscreen behavior at massive scale.  This approach helps media companies monetize their complete audiences and allows marketers to reach these audiences more effectively.  With more than 3,200 clients and global footprint in more than 75 countries, comScore is delivering the future of measurement.  For more information on comScore, please visit comscore.com.

EEO Statement:  We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Senior Counsel & Director, Privacy & Compliance
Req ID: 20244

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