Director, Data Privacy & Protection - Remote

Rockville, Maryland
Feb 04, 2023
Feb 09, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time
Director, Data Privacy & Protection

US Remote Worker

The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to excellence in supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation. We believe in the power of truth, so much so that we named our company Emmes, which means truth. Through decades of experience, we have learned that collaborative relationships thrive and human health benefits when truth is our compass.

Our "Character Achieves Results" culture is driven by five key values that guide our actions in the way we conduct research and distinguish us as an organization: Integrity, Agility, Passion for Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships, and Intellectual Curiosity. We are a trusted partner to clients who share our passion for improving public health in a world of ever-changing scientific research.

If you share our motivations and passion in research, come join us! You will be joining a collaborative culture that empowers every Emmes employee — from entry level through top executive — to contribute to our clients' success by sharing ideas openly and honestly.

Primary Purpose

Manages all global operations associated with organizational privacy. maintains responsibility for the management of all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of, and adherence to the organization's policies and procedures covering the privacy of—and access to—Patient health information or personal information. understand global data privacy laws throughout the world and their applicability to a contract research organization supporting clinical trials.


· Conducts risk management and assessment operations to generate report data for senior management

· Responsible for supporting and implementing all aspects of the global data privacy and protection program compliance strategy and advising on matters surrounding data protection

· Works closely with Contracts & Legal Department on issues related to contractual documentation, e.g., data protection agreements, standard contractual clauses, etc.

· Maintains documentation such as data flow diagrams, data protection impact assessments, and record of processing activities

· Maintains confidential privacy documents across the entire organization

· Participates with legal and senior management to form recommendations on policies, practices, and procedures that have a significant impact on the organization's privacy function

· Ensures compliance with US federal and state laws, ex-US data privacy laws, including but not limited to, EU GDPR, CPPA, CPRA, India data privacy laws, etc., and the company's information privacy practices

· Assists in the establishment of services in a leadership role for an organization-wide Privacy Governance & Risk Committee (GRC)


· Experience with a Contract Research Organization (CRO), a plus

· Experience with federal government contracts, a plus

· Bachelor's degree and 10 or more years' experience

· May lead and direct the work of other employees

· Responsible for aligning departmental strategy or direction with the overall goals of the organization

· Develops policies, practices, and procedures that have a significant impact on the organization

· Customer/client orientation

· Detail oriented

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Emmes is a federal government contractor and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Individuals with medical conditions or sincerely religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

Why work at Emmes?

At Emmes, your actions and hard work will have a direct impact on public health initiatives, both globally and in our local communities with opportunities for volunteerism through our Emmes Cares community engagement program. We offer a competitive benefits package focused on the health and needs of our growing workforce, including:

· Unlimited Approved Leave

· Tuition Reimbursement

· 401k & Profit Sharing Plan

· Work From Home Anywhere in the US

· Maternal/Paternal Leave

· Casual Dress Code & Work Environment


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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