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For UNC ITS - Privacy Office

UNC ITS - Privacy Office

Corporate - Business Law

Fall; Spring

Contracts; Education; Media/Communication Law

Community Advocacy/Policy; Factual Investigation; Legal Analysis

Work Description


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Privacy Program is committed to educating our campus constituents on all applicable laws, regulations and policies governing privacy. We further strive to promote best practices and to deter activity contrary to these standards by anticipating risk, identifying gaps in compliance and encouraging strong stewardship at all levels. At UNC Chapel Hill, we continue to respect the dignity of each individual, as well as their personal information and property.


The law student externs will obtain a firm grasp over privacy laws and regulations surrounding data, information, and records. They will assist in assuring compliance with policies, law and regulations while developing Privacy office strategy, communication, and training efforts, campus-wide. The extern will respond to inquiries, often legal or contractual in nature, while facilitating best practices and offering guidance to internal and external to campus clients. The law extern may assist in investigating a potential breach should one occur. Finally, the externs will help to conduct risk assessments and monitor & document privacy infractions/ incidents.


An extern with experience in Privacy, Research Compliance, Information Security/ Cyber Law or Healthcare Regulations will certainly excel in this office. This site offers students with an interest in technology, security, privacy, and compliance a very welcoming learning environment. Students do not need to be certified under the State Bar Practice Rule.

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