Data Privacy Counsel

Göteborg, Sweden

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Data Privacy Counsel

Polestar is the independent electric performance car brand founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding. Polestar launched in 2017 the Polestar 1 – a low-volume Electric Performance Hybrid GT. In the middle of 2020, the Polestar 2 arrived in the market as the company’s first full electric, higher volume premium car designed to compete around the Tesla Model 3. In the future, the Polestar 3 electric performance SUV will join the portfolio, as well as the Precept – a design study vehicle released in 2020 that is slated for future production.

What you´ll do

You will join a small, dynamic, team of in-house lawyers who focus on creative and proactive legal guidance in starting up a new car brand. Together with the Head of Compliance & Ethics, who acts as Polestar’s group DPO, you will be responsible for implementing privacy standards and requirements at Polestar. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Act as subject-matter expert on privacy matters and provide advice to all business functions and manage matters of different complexity and risk.
  • Advise on marketing requirements and develop consent standards and retention schemes
  • Manage guidelines, processes, privacy notices, and other internal and external privacy information,
  • Set up and manage records of processing activities,
  • Implement and improve data-subject right request processes,
  • Draft and review data-protection agreements,
  • Perform privacy risk assessments, support on data protection impact assessments and liaise with external legal advisors, and
  • Plan and perform training and communication activities.

You will handle matters independently and with full responsibility. Polestar has a global footprint and you will be interacting and collaborating with a diverse and international team of colleagues in all areas of the business. This is one of the most exciting privacy jobs of today! 

Who you are

You have worked 5-7 years as a lawyer at a law firm or as an in-house legal counsel or equivalent, with a strong focus on privacy and data protection topics. You have strong knowledge of EU and global privacy laws – in particular on the GDPR. Experience with other privacy laws is beneficial, and you are passionate on protecting data protection rights. You are a great team player with project management skills and a problem-solving and business-oriented mind-set. You are able to translate legal advice into useful business actions. As part of an international business you are expected to be fluent in English in both written and oral communication.


You are energized by working at a fast pace and by taking on all types of challenges – big and small – in a truly dynamic environment. Establishing a new car brand makes for an exciting future that will require a lot of flexibility and creative thinking while keeping a strong integrity. You do not wait for instructions; you act proactively, with focus on the right thing and getting the job done. You are not the type who relies on consultants doing the job for you.

This role will be part of the Polestar global legal team and be located at the Polestar Headquarter in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

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