Senior Counsel – Privacy

Legal | UK - London Office


About the company:   

ForgeRock® rocks when others are rolling. We aren’t your typical high-tech company and aren’t looking for typical people. We look for real people. Whoever you are. Whatever you are. While you play well with others you aren’t afraid to be you and let others be themselves. Someone has called you wicked smart before, but you would never refer to yourself that way.  

ForgeRock pioneered open source identity and access management, went on to invent identity relationship management for customer identities, and is now busy playing with the identity of things. Yes, we’re growing fast, but we remain true to our start up culture. We’re decidedly creative, we’re always learning, no one hesitates to ask questions, and we’re on a never-ending search for new ideas.

Our customers are some of the biggest companies, organizations, and even countries in the world. On any given day, it’s likely that the ForgeRock Identity Platform helped keep your data safe, gave you access to stuff, and supported trusted relationships between you, companies and the devices you were using. Please read more about us at or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at



The Role:

This critical, London based role will be responsible for driving all facets of the company’s privacy framework, reporting to the Chief Legal Officer and working closely with the ForgeRock executive team to maintain industry leading practices in global privacy strategy and compliance.   The successful candidate must have extensive experience with privacy and compliance matters, including development and maintenance of worldwide privacy policies and compliance programs.




  • Driving privacy and compliance awareness throughout the company in a collaborative and understandable manner.
  • Creating, deploying and maintaining industry-leading privacy policies, procedures and practices for internal and external audiences.
  • Working with government authorities globally to ensure compliance to data privacy legislation and regulations, including European Data Protection Directive, ISO, GDPR and others.
  • Work closely with the Engineering, Product, Design, Security, and Marketing teams to assess potential privacy and security risks and regulatory requirements for ForgeRock’s products and technologies.
  • Privacy and regulatory compliance guidance for global marketing, R&D, software, operations, and enterprise sales.
  • Review/draft a variety of agreements, including vendor and customer agreements.
  • Developing and conducting internal educational and compliance programs.
  • Auditing and administering compliance program reviews.
  • Act in the role of a Privacy Officer for the company’s entities where required.
  • Work in a matrixed environment within the legal team to assist on ad hoc projects with a willingness to assist members in other departments.


Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Strong business acumen and practical approach to problem solving is required
  • Leadership and expert communication skills to drive change and compliance across a global company
  • 6 to 10 years of experience focused on privacy and compliance, either in house or in a firm environment
  • SaaS and Software experience
  • Strong understanding of GDPR
  • Team first mentality and ability to remain relaxed in every environment
  • Law degree and bar admission preferred
  • CIPP certifications preferred (US & EU)
  • Possess requisite technical and systems understanding to communicate requirements to both IT and non-technical resources
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must possess great attention to detail and impeccable accountability




Life at ForgeRock:

We believe in and facilitate a flexible, collaborative work environment. We’ve grown enormously, but remain true to the innovative, can-do startup values that got us here. Most important of all, we keep hiring talented, smart, fun, and genuinely nice people because that’s who we want to succeed with every day. Below are just a few of the great things we have to offer at ForgeRock:

  • A great team of smart, fun and genuinely nice individuals.
  • Awesome company culture focused around providing a flexible and collaborative work environment
  • Regular office bonding events, from lunches and happy hours to group offsites and hack-days
  • Well-stocked fridges, whether you’re hungry or thirsty
  • Competitive benefits and perks
  • We’re Mac-friendly!
  • Generous employee referral bonus program
  • Amazing offices across the globe – San Francisco HQ; Vancouver, WA; Austin, TX; Munich, Germany; London & Bristol, UK; Grenoble & Paris, FR; Oslo, NO; Singapore, Australia & counting!


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