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Assistant Attorney General - Consumer Protection - Consumer Fraud - Privacy and Data Security Unit - Springfield

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Consumer Protection

Bureau: Consumer Fraud - Privacy and Data Security Unit - Springfield

The Consumer Fraud Bureau enforces the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (815 ILCS 505/1 et. seq). The Act’s purpose, according to its preamble, is “to protect consumers and borrowers and businessmen against fraud, unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce...” The Bureau carries out its mandate by conducting investigations and, when appropriate, filing enforcement actions in state or federal court to stop fraudulent, unfair or deceptive practices. The Bureau periodically collaborates with other government and law enforcement agencies, attorneys and advocacy groups on public policy and other matters of law as it pertains to consumer protection. The Bureau also drafts legislation and rules, and participates in events to educate the community on emerging consumer problems and issues.

The Privacy and Data Security Unit within the Consumer Fraud Bureau researches and investigates privacy, technology, and data security related issues and brings enforcement actions where appropriate. The Unit also provides internal support to the Office and Chief Privacy Officer concerning the development and implementation of privacy and data security measures to protect the sensitive information the Office of the Attorney General receives and maintains.

Salary and Qualifications: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, the salary starts at $76,008. Candidates must be licensed by the State of Illinois. Strong interest and experience in investigation, litigation, and/or public policy relating to privacy, technology, and/or data security is preferred, particularly with regards to consumer protection issues.

To ensure full consideration, please send cover letter with resume to:

Thor Y. Inouye
Director of Attorney Recruiting, Professional Development, and Diversity
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5218 (fax)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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