EU Policy Counsel, Global Privacy

> EU Policy Counsel, Global Privacy

Job Title: EU Policy Counsel, Global Privacy

Location: Brussels (hybrid). Candidate must have pre-existing authorization or right to work in the EU. 

Reports To: FPF Europe Managing Director

Type of employment: This is a 12-month contract, full time, with the possibility of renewal contingent of performance

Salary Range: EUR 70.000 – EUR 90.000 gross yearly salary (13.92 installments) based on experience.

About Us

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a dynamic global non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. FPF is an organization at the forefront of global thought leadership in the privacy and data protection space, understanding and explaining legislative trends, regulatory action and best practices related to processing personal data and emerging technologies, across key jurisdictions. Coordinated from its Headquarters in Washington DC, FPF has offices in Brussels, Tel Aviv, and Singapore, as well as a network of experts and partners in Kenya, India, and Brazil, with a long term view of expanding our global presence. To develop its global perspective and contribute to the comprehensive understanding of privacy and data protection trends across the world, FPF is engaging with a vast array of stakeholders, including international organizations, researchers, regulators, privacy practitioners (in house and outside counsel, privacy engineers, technologists), advocates, and policymakers. 

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General Overview

The EU Policy Counsel will work directly with the Managing Director for Europe and the EU Policy Fellow, as well as the broader FPF Global Privacy Team. The EU Policy Counsel will primarily support FPF’s work on data protection and privacy issues in Europe by following and analyzing European and national case law relevant for the field, recent academic research, guidelines, and decisions from the European Data Protection Board and national Data Protection Authorities, Communications of the European Commission, legislative reports of the European Parliament, and the activity of the European Council. The EU Policy Counsel will regularly interact with leading senior figures in government, corporations, academia, advocacy groups, and law firms. The EU Policy Counsel is expected to be a superior writer, and to speak at conferences and other public events in Europe and occasionally in the US and other parts of the world. 

Key Responsibilities:

Candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to advance FPF’s work within Europe. The specific key responsibilities include:


Desired Attributes:

This is a full-time (40 hours) position based in FPF’s Brussels office and it requires pre-existing authorization or right to work in the EU. In addition to the social security benefits pursuant to Belgian law, FPF provides comprehensive benefits such as an annual professional development budget, a vacation days package of 20 days, in addition to a monthly day off set across the organization for mental health, and high flexibility in terms of work schedule (hybrid).

FPF is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that supports employees professionally and personally through our employment practices and benefits offerings. We encourage applications from individuals who represent a variety of backgrounds based on sex, race, ethnicity, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, and other factors protected by law. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please reach out to [email protected]

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