Privacy and Data Protection Counsel

Toronto
Business Operations – Legal /
Hybrid
Who are we?
Our mission is to scale intelligence to serve humanity. We’re training and deploying frontier models for developers and enterprises who are building AI systems to power magical experiences like semantic search, RAG, and agents. We believe that our work is instrumental to the widespread adoption of AI.

We obsess over what we build. Each one of us is responsible for contributing to increasing the capabilities of our models and the value they drive for our customers. We like to work hard and move fast to do what’s best for our customers.

Cohere is a team of researchers, engineers, designers, and more, who are passionate about their craft. Each person is the one of the best in the world at what they do. We believe that a diverse range of perspectives is a requirement for building great products.

Join us on our mission and shape the future!

Why this role?
The Legal team at Cohere is dynamic, fast-paced and cross-functional, supporting all areas of the organization by providing timely, professional and actionable legal advice and support. The ideal candidate is analytical, collaborative, driven and has a passion for new and evolving developments in Privacy Law that pertain to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.   


As Privacy and Data Protection Counsel, you will:

    • Help oversee Cohere’s privacy and security efforts and work closely with Cohere’s Security and Safety teams on privacy and regulatory compliance issues.
    • Support Cohere’s internal and external stakeholders on privacy and AI laws and ongoing law reform, and establish best practices, across Canada, the US, UK and the EU.
    • Support Cohere’s commercial enterprise transactions by reviewing, negotiating and advising on agreements related to privacy and security (e.g. DPA, TIA).
    • Interact with Cohere’s internal and external legal advisors to inform and educate the organization on new and evolving legal issues.
    • Review and update company policies to reflect changes in the law or business practices.
    • Develop legal strategy and processes on privacy, security, data governance and regulatory compliance.
    • Implement best practices around client data, and engagement with vendors, partners and customers. 

You may be a good fit for this career opportunity if:

    • You have a minimum of 4+ years in private practice or in-house at a technology company with a focus on privacy law. Experience in AI/ML, new technologies and familiarity with current and proposed privacy and AI legislation (e.g. PIPEDA, GDPR, CCPA, Bill C-27 (CPPA/AIDA), EU AI Act) will be considered an asset.
    • You have experience negotiating with regulators and commercial enterprises on privacy and data protection matters in multiple jurisdictions (e.g., Canada, US, UK, EU).
    • You have experience working with internal data and technical teams, and other company stakeholders on privacy, cybersecurity, and product development issues.
    • You have experience with tech/enterprise contracting, startups (ideally venture-backed), and AI/Machine Learning.
    • Experience with intellectual property issues will be considered an asset. 
    • You are excited to help build out Cohere’s legal team functions, collaborate with other parts of the organization and are comfortable with the fast-paced and evolving nature of technology and tech startups.
    • You are a strong communicator (both written and oral), collaborator, and team player.
If some of the above doesn’t line up perfectly with your experience, we still encourage you to apply! If you consider yourself a thoughtful worker, a lifelong learner, and a kind and playful team member, Cohere is the place for you.

We value and celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive work environment for all. We welcome applicants of all kinds and are committed to providing an equal opportunity process. Cohere provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Our Perks:
🤝 An open and inclusive culture and work environment 
🧑‍💻 Work closely with a team on the cutting edge of AI research 
🍽 Weekly lunch stipend, in-office lunches & snacks
🦷 Full health and dental benefits, including a separate budget to take care of your mental health 
🐣 100% Parental Leave top-up for 6 months for employees based in Canada, the US, and the UK
🎨 Personal enrichment benefits towards arts and culture, fitness and well-being, quality time, and workspace improvement
🏙 Remote-flexible, offices in Toronto, Palo Alto, San-Francisco and London and co-working stipend
✈️ 6 weeks of vacation

Note: This post is co-authored by both Cohere humans and Cohere technology.