Privacy & Cyber Paralegal, Deloitte Global Office of General Counsel

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Date: Jul 30, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Deloitte

Job Type: Permanent 
Primary Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
All Available Locations: Toronto 


Our Purpose


At Deloitte, we are driven to inspire and help our people, organization, communities, and country to thrive. Our Purpose is to build a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. Purpose defines who we are and gives us reason to exist as an organization.

By living our Purpose, we will make an impact that matters.

Learn from deep subject matter experts through mentoring and on the job coaching
Leverage the Deloitte CPA Advantage program, a comprehensive support program for CPA modules and the CFE.
Be encouraged to deepen your technical skills…whatever those may be.
Build your leadership skills at Deloitte University.
Have many careers in one Firm.
Partner with clients to solve their most complex problems
Enjoy flexible, proactive, and practical benefits that foster a culture of well-being and connectedness. 
Enjoy My Benefit Dollars - a flexible benefit to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. 
Experience a firm where wellness matters.
Experience MyFlex and an agile work environment where work is what you do not where you do it
Experience MyFlex where reduced hours or seasonal work allows you to meet your personal goals.
Build a network of colleagues for life
Have an impact that matters through pro bono and significant volunteer opportunities.
Be empowered to lead and have impact with clients, our communities and in the office.
Be expected to share your ideas and to make them a reality.
Be part of a firm that leads the way and pushes themselves to look like contemporary Canada.
Grow your network and your knowledge by joining one of our many Employee Resource Groups.



Do you thrive on developing creative and innovative insights to solve complex challenges? Want to work on next-generation, cuttingedge products and services that deliver outstanding value and that are global in vision and scope? Work with premier thought leaders in your field? Work for a world-class organization that provides an exceptional career experience with an inclusive and collaborative culture?

What will your typical day look like?


The Global Privacy Paralegal provides support to the DTTL OGC attorneys focused on privacy and cybersecurity matters and assists them in advising on the legal aspects of privacy- and cybersecurity-related matters. The Global Privacy Paralegal researches information, prepares and reviews documents, and directs incoming issues concerning privacy and data protection. The Global Privacy Paralegal works closely with the attorneys and the Global Privacy team to ensure privacy matters are handled effectively, collaborating with Deloitte teams and functions to gather and provide information concerning privacy matters. The Global Privacy Paralegal organizes and supports various privacy-related functions including privacy impact assessments, privacy complaints, data breach incident response, and
privacy compliance activities.


The Global Privacy Paralegal develops and maintains privacy and data protection knowledge to provide effective paralegal support. The individual will act as a liaison between Deloitte teams and functions seeking privacy advice to enable the provision of such advice in an efficient manner. This will include receiving inquiries and tracking responses, leveraging past responses to provide guidance to Deloitte functions to facilitate faster responses to privacy queries, assisting gathering facts and background information required to provide legal advice through interviews, reviewing documents, conducting research, searching data and information repositories etc. The Global Privacy Paralegal will develop and maintain both breadth and depth of technological knowledge in the privacy and data protection space.


Other Duties


  • Maintain, organize and retrieve central files, templates, resources and other and information
  • Keep track of deadlines, consultations and deliverables and following up with stakeholders and attorneys as necessary.
  • Prepare and manage documents for attorneys to facilitate timely completion of required privacy documentation.
  • Review privacy impact assessment to determine level of privacy risk.
  • Identify privacy trends and monitors new developments in privacy laws and regulation.
  • Receive and review incoming privacy issues to determine required action.
  • Liaise with other functions and stakeholders, including Risk Management, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Technology, both in Deloitte
  • Global and Deloitte member firms, to help identify and resolve privacy compliance issues and incident response.
  • Gather information from Deloitte functions to support the resolution of privacy issues and matters.
  • Prepare reports to track and monitor progress of privacy matters.
  • Participate in special projects to support the Technology and Shared Services team within DTTL OGC as required.

About the team


Deloitte Global Culture:


At Deloitte, we expect results. Incredible—tangible—results. And Deloitte Global professionals play a unique role in delivering those results. We reach across disciplines and borders to serve our global organization. We are the engine of Deloitte. We develop and lead global strategies and provide programs and services that unite our network. In Deloitte Global, everyone has an opportunity to lead. We see the importance of your perspective and your ability to create value. We want you to fit in—with an inclusive culture, focus on work-life fit and well-being, and a supportive, connected environment; but we also want you to stand out—with opportunities to have a strategic impact, innovate, and take the risks necessary to make your mark. Deloitte Global supports our talented professionals in answering the question: What impact will you make?


Global General Counsel provides legal guidance and expertise to Deloitte Global, the broader Deloitte organization, and our business leaders. We advise on regulatory, claims, and corporate legal matters, as well as additional issues that may pose novel or unique situations.


Enough about us, let’s talk about you


You are someone with:


  • A Paralegal and CIPP certification – preferred
  • 3-7 years’ experience as a paralegal or legal assistant, preferably supporting privacy or cybersecurity attorneys
  • Superior analytical and organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • A high level of discretion and sound judgment
  • Strong writing and editing skills


Our shared values


While our Purpose guides us and helps explain why we exist, our shared values describe the behaviour we expect from each other at the firm.

They provide common ground to unite us across cultures and geographies. They help us to earn the trust and respect of our stakeholders. We all commit to living by these shared values, to stay true to the principles they represent, and to honour the legacy from which they came. They are what sets us apart and makes us Deloitte.


Every day, we live our Purpose through the following five shared values:


  • Lead the way: Deloitte is not only leading the profession, but reinventing it for the future. We’re also committed to creating opportunity and leading the way to a more sustainable world.
  • Serve with integrity: Deloitte has earned the trust of employees, clients, regulators, and the public for 175 years. Upholding that trust is our single most important responsibility.
  • Take care of each other: We look out for one another and prioritize respect, fairness, development, and well-being.
  • Foster inclusion: We are at our best when we foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. We know this attracts top talent, enables innovation, and helps us deliver well-rounded client solutions.
  • Collaborate for measurable impact: We approach our work with a collaborative mind¬set, teaming across businesses, geographies, and skill sets to deliver tangible, measurable, attributable impact.

The next step is yours

Sound like The One Firm. For You? 

At Deloitte, we are all about doing business inclusively – that starts with having diverse colleagues of all abilities. Deloitte encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, people with disabilities, candidates from Indigenous communities, and candidates from the Black community in support of living our values, creating a culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and our commitment to our AccessAbility Action PlanReconciliation Action Plan and the BlackNorth Initiative.

We encourage you to connect with us at if you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations). We’d love to hear from you!

By applying to this job you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte experience globally.
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