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Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, The Netherlands Posted: Oct 13, 2022

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About FareHarbor

At FareHarbor, our mission is to make experiences better for everyone. Founded in 2013 in Hawaii and acquired by Booking Holdings in 2018, FareHarbor creates powerful tools that enable our clients (think boat rentals, museums, food tours, events and more!) to operate and grow.

With over 18,000 clients across 90+ countries—we’re the largest in our industry and shaping the future of travel, together.

Our team is an ‘Ohana of 650+ people around the world. We’re passionate about pioneering an industry, embracing challenges with open arms, and delivering value to the experiences industry.

FareHarbor Core Values:

  • Think Client First
  • We Are One ‘Ohana
  • Be Curious and Learn
  • Own It.
  • Act With Integrity
  • Embrace the Challenge

Why FareHarbor?

Founding FareHarbor required unwavering passion. Turning a start-up into the world’s leading and largest reservation software for tours, activities, and attractions required relentless dedication and vision. To date, we’ve helped over 18,000 global businesses operate successfully and are proud to have played a role in enabling business owners to live their dreams.

And since day one, we’ve known that our real success lies in our people—the Ohana.

With each new feature launched and new client onboarded, there is a team of incredible people behind the scenes who are full of dedication, passion, energy, and the will to succeed. We encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work—to believe in their abilities, to freely express their creativity, and to contribute with their own uniqueness by wearing their true colors. We take care of one another and always prioritize health and wellbeing. We give our people the space and trust to learn, to try, to succeed, to collaborate, to think outside of the box, to make mistakes, and even to fail. And then we come together to try again.

From the minute you join, you have a voice. You find your space. You make an impact. We celebrate our victories, shout our successes, and are always eager to tackle new challenges. And we can’t wait to see all that’s to come.

About the role

FareHarbor is looking for a Legal Counsel - Privacy to work in a lean team with the Head of Legal and closely connected with a group of dedicated privacy lawyers at The successful candidate will work to improve the FareHarbor privacy program and advise the business on a range of legal questions related to data protection and privacy to help make the right decisions to comply with all relevant data protection and privacy laws.

This individual will interact directly with FareHarbor business stakeholders (e.g. commercial, product, business operations) and the privacy team, and will report into FareHarbor’s Head of Legal and’s Chief Privacy Officer.

What you’ll do here:

  • Acting as a privacy legal point of contact for internal stakeholders and advising them on privacy requirements and best practices.
  • Work with FareHarbor’s Head of Legal in evaluating impact of privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions, and other related guidelines on business initiatives, including in areas related to data use and sharing, product development, partnerships, integrations, and other business development opportunities.
  • Translating legal requirements into practical, workable solutions and working together with various business functions to implement them.
  • Ensuring that privacy issues are considered at the outset of new projects, products, processes and initiatives, ensuring privacy by design and default.
  • Conducting Data Protection Risk Assessments, Legitimate Interest Assessments and Data Protection Impact Assessments;
  • Providing (ad-hoc) legal and strategic business advice for privacy related matters globally, including data use, disclosure requirements, data transfer mechanisms and the impact of cookie, marketing and consumer laws;
  • Implementing, overseeing and monitoring FareHarbor’sprivacy compliance framework, including privacy operations and documentation, drafting external privacy/cookie statements and disclosures, and managing/updating internal privacy policies and processes to ensure we meet our obligations under the framework;
  • Crafting and delivering privacy communications;
  • Supporting the creation and update of the Register of Processing Activities for FareHarbor.
  • Responding to privacy and security-related customer and regulatory inquiries and investigations as well as supporting our Data Protection Control Center on responding to data subject requests.
  • Work on data sharing initiatives, new regulation impact review and implementation, incident management, data privacy impact assessments for new processing activities, and others.
  • Negotiating and drafting data processing agreements, intra-group agreements and privacy and security terms in commercial agreements, including (API) licensing agreements, Affiliate agreements, sourcing and procurement agreements, as well as term of service;
  • Working closely with the Global Data Protection Officer, other Legal Counsels, Risk & Compliance, Procurement, Security and other colleagues as well as outside counsels worldwide.


  • 4+ years' relevant working experience, ideally in a (tech) company in a role involving data protection and consumer laws, privacy compliance and data security
  • A LLM (or other legal graduate degree) alongside a CIPP/E / CIPT (or other similar) certification is a plus
  • A deep understanding of EU data protection regulatory requirements; understanding of US data protection regulatory requirements would be helpful
  • Knowledge and experience in applying risk based decision making
  • The skill to communicate complex legal concepts to (senior) business stakeholders
  • High adaptability with an openness to new ideas, able to think creatively about solutions, a “quick-read” for changing situations and balances long-term view with short-term actions
  • A self-starter mindset with high energy and drive; fast-paced and results driven
  • A high level of project management skills and at the same time, able to “roll up sleeves” to get the job done
  • The ability to quickly respond to issues at hand and able to prioritize effectively, with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • A team-player mentality with a great sense of humor
  • Fluency in English with excellent communication skills; verbally, in writing and listening (other language skills are a plus)

Further skills we are looking for:

  • Aligning with FareHarbor Values (Be Curious and learn, Own it, Act with Integrity and Embrace the Challenge)
  • Being flexible, and a creative and pragmatic problem solver
  • Confident yet collaborative
  • Ability to influence stakeholders across all levels within the organization
  • Being proactive, resilient and having the drive to get things done
  • Having sound judgment and the ability to see the big picture and simultaneously appreciate the details necessary to operationalise the strategy
  • Having the courage to take positions and make tough judgment calls
  • Being a team player, self aware and a good listener - a diverse group will always find the best solution!
  • Forward thinking with an interest in emerging issues in legal and policy

As a team, we believe in:

  • Integrating with the Business and Legal having a “seat at the table”: we are decision makers who can have a real impact on FareHarbor’s future
  • Our legal team’s mission is to be a high-energy, collaborative team that partners with the business and employs responsible risk management to achieve the right results in the right way.
  • Providing holistic legal advice, taking into account the business reality
  • Always looking for better ways of doing things, innovating and exchanging best practices
  • Accepting that it's OK to make mistakes provided we learn from them
  • Having a sense of humor and having fun working together; we are a team that likes to collaborate and share in joys and challenges together!


  • Global leave benefit
    • 22 weeks paid parental leave
    • 2 weeks paid grandparent leave
    • Extended care and bereavement leave
    • Life insurance policy
  • Pension Plan
  • Central Amsterdam Location
  • Discount CZ insurance
  • Working in a multicultural environment - 45 different nationalities
  • Commuting allowance for public transport & subsidized lunch
  • Wellness benefits (Headspace subscription & wellness webinars)
  • Hybrid friendly
  • Work-from-home assistance
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Social hours & events and team-building
  • 26 vacation days per year

FareHarbor is committed to creating a diverse environment, and we are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. We welcome talent that can offer us new insights and perspectives on challenges that we face, and we take measures to eliminate unconscious bias throughout the interview and hiring process. In tandem, we work to cultivate an inclusive culture in which all of our employees can be their authentic selves.

To learn more about how we use your information, see our Privacy Statement for Applicants . By submitting your application, you confirm that you understand and agree that your information will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Statement for Applicants .

About FareHarbor

FareHarbor is the leading reservation platform for tours, activities, rentals and attractions.

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