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Counsel, Technology & Privacy

Company: Fortune Brands
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

This position will support the Technology & Privacy Associate General Counsel in the development, improvement, planning and execution of the privacy compliance strategy at Fortune Brands Innovations. Departments of focus for this team include IT, Digital, Connected Products, Product Development, Brand Development/Marketing, and Innovation & Advanced Development. This role requires good business judgement, the ability to work easily with others and collaborative mindset.


  • Support Fortune Brand s Digital Transformation by assisting the Associate General Counsel in providing counsel to the Chief Digital Officer and digital teams on various matters including connected products and data privacy related matters.
  • Assist in drafting and revising technology agreements.
  • Act as a liaison between in-house counsel, outside counsel and the business.
  • Conduct legal research of rapidly evolving data privacy laws, regulations, and guidelines and assess how developments affect the Company s legal requirements.
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of evolving privacy, security, and consumer protection laws relevant to the digital space.
  • Work with the Associate General Counsel to prepare educational privacy presentations for business stakeholders, assist in presenting same and help increase privacy awareness within the Company.
  • Assist in updating Company terms of use, privacy policy, and other customer-facing documents as well as internal documentation related to privacy and data protection.
  • Stay up to date on company s data collection, use and sharing activities and assist in updating data map accordingly.
  • Assist in responding to data subject requests and complaints.
  • Review new projects and existing processing activities for data protection risks and perform privacy impact assessments where required.
  • Work with business partners to facilitate compliance with internal privacy and data security processes.
  • Lead product compliance initiatives
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with business partners, outside counsel and legal department members.


    • Bachelor degree and Juris Doctorate Degree required.
    • 3-5 years of legal experience, privacy compliance experience strongly preferred.
    • Big law firm or in-house privacy experience preferred.
    • Working knowledge of and familiarity with global cybersecurity and digital privacy laws such as the GDPR, PIPEDA, PIPL, CPRA and CCPA, and HIPAA, as well as other federal and state privacy or data protection laws.
    • Privacy and/or data protection-related certification a plus.


      • Possesses sound judgment and a strong ethical framework.
      • Requires creativity, strong analytical and organization skills.
      • Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills.
      • Ability to manage outside counsel for cost-effective delivery of legal services.
      • Highly organized multi-tasker capable of handling multiple projects at once and managing competing priorities.
      • Team and cross-functional player. Ability to collaborate, build relationships and work well with team members at all levels.
      • Willingness to learn new areas of the law and apply expertise to a dynamic, multi-national company.

        Additional Information

        Fortune Brands Innovation (FBIN) is built on industry-leading brands and innovation within our operating segments: Plumbing, Doors and Security. We have an impressive track record of strong financial results, market outperformance and growth, which translates into career and professional growth opportunities for associates. Please visit our website at to learn more.

        Equal Employment Opportunity

        FBIN is an equal opportunity employer. FBIN evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability/handicap status, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic history or information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

        Reasonable Accommodations

        FBIN is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please contact us at and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Keywords: Fortune Brands, Arlington Heights , Counsel, Technology & Privacy, IT / Software / Systems , Deerfield, Illinois

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