Legal Counsel, Privacy in Vancouver, Canada

April 4, 2023


Trulioo is a global identity verification company that provides secure access to reliable, independent, and trusted data sources worldwide to instantly verify consumers and business entities online. Trulioo’s platform helps organizations comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) requirements by automating Know Your Customer (KYC) and Know Your Business (KYB) workflows.


Trulioo supports global clients to instantly verify five billion customers and 300 million business entities in over 195 countries – all through a single API integration. Trulioo’s mission is to solve global problems associated with verifying identities by powering fraud prevention and compliance systems for customers worldwide in an effort to increase trust and safety online.


Trulioo has been recognized as a ‘CNBC Disruptor 50 Company’, named by BC Tech Association as ‘Emerging Company of the Year’ and ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum. In 2022, Trulioo was ranked on Deloitte’s ‘North America Technology Fast 500’, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech companies in North America.


This is an incredible opportunity for a talented lawyer to thrive in a fast-paced, cutting-edge company offering excellent workplace culture.


Job Description – Legal Counsel, Privacy


Due to ongoing growth, Trulioo seeks a highly motivated and talented Legal Counsel, Privacy to join its high performing team. Reporting to the Director & Senior Legal Counsel, Global Privacy & Data Protection, the Legal Counsel, Privacy will serve as a key member of the global privacy function at Trulioo and provide strategic advice to the business on privacy and data protection.


Trulioo is an innovator in the exciting and impactful online identity space. The ideal candidate will be passionate about working at the intersection of technology, the regulatory environment, and the digital economy.


Trulioo is dedicated to fostering a culture around collaboration, inclusion, and innovation. The company is in a constant state of improvement, and provides employees with competitive benefits, vacation policies, and development resources to support growth as well as work-life balance. Trulioo is committed to diversity and inclusion and has incorporated an approach that allows for different perspectives to come together and support its overall mission.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Support the Director & Senior Legal Counsel on legal matters relating to building and maintaining the organization’s privacy function.
  • Provide legal advice and counsel to the organization on matters related to privacy laws and regulations on a national and global scale (e.g., GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, PIPEDA).
  • Negotiate complex commercial agreements with both customers and suppliers, with a focus on privacy, data protection, and technology.
  • Conduct privacy assessments.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures related to privacy compliance.
  • Conduct training and education sessions for employees on privacy regulations.
  • Conduct investigations and recording/reporting of privacy incidents.
  • Assist in responding to requests from regulatory bodies or individuals regarding privacy matters.
  • Conduct research and analysis on privacy laws and regulations on a global scale and monitor changes.


Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge


  • LL.B. or J.D. degree (or equivalent).
  • Good standing with a Canadian Law Society.
  • 3+ years of privacy law experience at a major law firm and/or in house.
  • Strong commercial skillset with demonstrated contract negotiation experience.
  • IAPP certification would be considered an asset.
  • Experience in the following areas would be considered an asset:
    • Exposure to international privacy laws, particularly EU and US privacy laws
    • Data mapping and data flows
    • AI, machine learning and/or biometric data privacy issues
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to coordinate work that involves multiple departments.
  • Highly responsive and diligent with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong research skills.


This is an exclusive search.


The Counsel Network is committed to building a diverse legal community through our inclusive business and recruitment practices. We value diversity of experience, expertise, and background, and strive to eliminate barriers historically encountered by marginalized groups. We recognize that an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce benefits and enriches both the legal profession and the greater community.


For more information or to apply for this position, contact:


Meaghan Loughry, Recruitment Associate


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Sameera Sereda, Managing Partner


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