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Head of Privacy

Updated on 6/27/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Commission-free trading for stocks, crypto


Compensation Overview

$310k - $365kAnnually

+ Bonus + Equity Plan


Seattle, WA, USA + 3 more

Risk & Compliance
Legal & Compliance
Required Skills
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in privacy, data protection, or a related field, with at least 5 years in a leadership role involving direct oversight of privacy and/or security engineering teams.
  • Professional certifications such as CIPP, CIPT, CIPM, or similar.
  • Familiar with global privacy laws (e.g., GDPR, CCPA), regulations, and frameworks.
  • Strong technical acumen, with a solid understanding of technical privacy control implementation and practices.
  • Proven ability to navigate complex regulatory environments and drive compliance across diverse business units.
  • Advanced degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Experience working as an appointed Data Protection Officer or in a similar role where GDPR compliance was a key responsibility.
  • Certification as a Data Protection Officer by a recognized authority (e.g., CIPP/E, GDPR DPO Certification) is highly desirable
  • Strategically develop, enforce, and lead a global privacy program, collaborating with product, engineering, legal, and compliance teams to ensure robust privacy practices.
  • Spearhead the integration of privacy by design principles in product development, working hand-in-hand with engineering to implement advanced privacy features and controls.
  • Lead compliance efforts, interpreting complex privacy laws and regulations to develop policies that align with Robinhood's business practices, particularly focusing on CCPA, GDPR, and other global privacy mandates.
  • Lead the team in conducting privacy impact assessments in collaboration with product and engineering teams for new and existing services, identifying and mitigating risks while ensuring privacy compliance.
  • Champion privacy awareness across the organization, initiating training and education programs to embed privacy considerations in all business processes.
  • Direct incident response for privacy breaches in coordination with security, legal, and compliance teams, overseeing mitigation strategies and regulatory communications.
  • Keep abreast of technological advancements and regulatory changes, advising senior management on privacy trends and compliance strategies.
  • Promote a culture of privacy and data protection within Robinhood, ensuring privacy considerations are a core aspect of organizational decision-making and product innovation.
  • Escalate and provide visibility to urgent or emerging Privacy concerns to Business General Managers (GMs) and executive management.
  • Act as the point of contact for the supervisory authorities for all data protection issues, including breach reporting and coordination during investigations.

Robinhood is at the forefront of democratizing financial services, providing accessible, commission-free trading through a user-friendly app. This company leads in integrating traditional financial instruments with burgeoning digital markets, including cryptocurrencies and NFTs. The supportive work environment fosters innovation and a customer-focused approach, making it an exceptional place for employees who are passionate about making a positive impact in finance and technology.

Company Stage


Total Funding



West Menlo Park, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Well-being - Premium medical, dental, and vision insurance

Family & home life - Parental leave, personal prosperity benefits

Comfort & care - Flexible work from home / office balance, health & wellness stipend

Office life - Catered meals and fully stocked kitchen, commuter benefits

Growth - Education and training, community events, career mentorships