Legal Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Senior Privacy Counsel

Company Intro

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands –, KAYAK, priceline,,, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.

Job Overview

Reporting to the Booking Holdings, Chief Privacy Officer, you are the senior privacy legal advisor providing guidance for vendor and third party contracts, as well as for regulatory developments working to provide value to BHI and its Brands in maturing our Privacy Program. This role is expected to develop the strategy, policies and processes to strengthen our privacy program across all Brands, globally.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide focused and pragmatic advice on the implementation and impact of global privacy laws and issues to brand privacy leaders, procurement, brand, marketing and business teams

  • Coordinate with regional counsel to perform multi-jurisdictional assessments in order to assist with global regulatory change management

  • Provide SME support on privacy-by-design and privacy-by-default reviews, privacy impact assessments, and data protection impact assessments

  • Support security incident response team in the evaluation of, and response to data incidents

  • Assist in leading and driving privacy and data protection compliance for the appropriate business and functional leaders and their teams

  • Update and maintain user friendly external privacy notices, internal privacy and data handling policies, playbooks, and other materials supporting Booking Holdings’ privacy program

  • Support compliance strategies for U.S. and international data privacy and personal information collection rules, regulations and standards

  • Assist in driving data protection contract terms to achieve business objectives


  • JD and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in law firms, governmental agencies, and/or in-house legal departments. In-house experience at a multinational, consumer-facing technology company is strongly preferred

  • Strong experience with global privacy laws relevant to consumer facing technology companies

  • Strong experience negotiating broad range of commercial contracts


  • Extensive privacy review/impact assessment experience in business processes and technology

  • Deep understanding of effective operations management of personal data, protecting of the Data Subject Rights and enabling data processing for business outcomes

  • Strong understanding of privacy policy, privacy regulatory landscape, and privacy risk management

  • Outstanding relationship and communication skills. Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex technical ideas to diverse audiences

  • Ability to lead cross-functional collaboration and facilitation for decision making

  • This role will be a critical contributor in ensuring the Data Privacy and Protection accountability of BH is met. For aspiring candidates, it offers a broader leadership role in data privacy and governance accountability enterprise wide

About BKNG 

Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands: 



  • priceline

  • agoda


  • OpenTable

Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

There are a variety of factors that go into determining a salary range, including but not limited to external market benchmark data, geographic location, and years of experience sought/required. In addition to a competitive base salary, roles are eligible to be considered for an annual bonus and equity grant.

The base salary range for Connecticut and the NYC-metro area is $236,000$288,000.

EEO Statement:

Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email with your request. M/F/V/D/S

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