Data Protection Counsel, RELX, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (or other European city with a RELX office)

We are seeking an experienced Data Protection Counsel to advise and support RELX and its businesses, including LexisNexis, Elsevier and Reed Exhibitions. The position will be part of the global RELX Privacy Office and report to the Chief Privacy Counsel.


  • Provide legal advice and guidance on data protection laws and regulations, particularly in Europe
  • Review and negotiate data protection clauses in supplier and customer contracts
  • Maintain and update data processing, data sharing, data transfer and other privacy-related terms and templates
  • Analyze new and acquired products and services from a privacy perspective and recommend practical ways to minimize privacy risks and maintain compliance
  • Monitor legal developments in data protection and provide clear analysis to the businesses
  • Contribute to and provide data protection training and awareness programs
  • Work directly with other attorneys, data protection officers, procurement, HR, and business stakeholders to support data protection compliance and strategy


  • Qualified to practice law in at least one European country
  • Minimum of three years of relevant legal experience; CIPP/E certification a plus
  • In-depth understanding of European data protection laws and regulatory guidance, including in the B2B context
  • Strong contract drafting skills and keen attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, presentation and communication skills
  • Experience working with stakeholders at all levels in all functions, including Works Councils
  • Able and eager to develop relationships of trust and confidence with business partners in a multinational, multicultural environment
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in German a plus
  • Availability for some international business travel

About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 30,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America.

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