Privacy Policy Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy

27 Sep, 2021


Privacy Policy Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy

Mountain View, CA/San Francisco, CA/Washington, DC/New York, NY

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 7 years of experience working on technology policy issues within government, think tanks, public interest groups, or similar industry associations

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience executing cross-functional projects, and with civil society, regulators, and other privacy stakeholders
  • Expertise on the US public and privacy policy environment
  • Understanding of internet technologies
  • Knowledge of one or more global data policy trends (e.g., children, biometrics, health, etc.), and of US federal/state data governance
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills, collaborating with multiple teams simultaneously
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in a rapidly changing environment and be a team player

About the job

As a member of Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, you’ll be part of a diverse global government affairs team, working across regions, product areas, and functions. You’ll combine creativity and intellectual excellence with the organizational skills to manage various campaigns, projects and initiatives. In this role, you’ll advocate for Google to bring external perspectives back into the company to inform our perception and direction. You’re passionate about the opportunity to shape the future of how we use and build technology for everyone.

The Data Governance Center of Excellence (COE) within Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) is the central team of policy experts responsible for setting the strategy for how Google responds to key issues impacting our business, and ensuring that Google has a truly global perspective on our public policy issues.

We advise and engage on issues related to privacy, cybersecurity, government access, and other topics. We work closely with the teams that develop and manage Google’s many products and with our international teams. In this role, you’ll provide public policy expertise on privacy matters at the US federal and state level, and on global data governance matters.

You will stay up-to-date on privacy trends around the world and understand their significance to the company and our users. You’ll participate in and lead cross-functional efforts, thinking globally, strategically, and advising teams on your issues.

Google takes its responsibilities seriously, including engaging with government and other stakeholders on important public policy challenges. The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team leads the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy. Working closely with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify key policy issues, listen carefully to others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspective on those issues with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass many areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Assess legislative text and develop engagement strategies on US data and privacy and data issues.
  • Support conversations in the US and globally around issues such as privacy preserving technology and the use of data to support the public good.
  • Work cross-functionally with internal stakeholders to ensure that emerging issues and trends are clearly understood, and advise on steps to address them.
  • Represent GAPP in external engagements to ensure Google’s work on privacy issues is understood and that we understand external viewpoints on issues relating to user safety and trust.
  • Develop consistent, aligned company policy positions, enabling global teams to engage on privacy and data matters with local stakeholders, including trade associations, industry partners, and others.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.

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Job posted: 2021-09-27