Associate General Counsel, Privacy (APAC)

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Auckland, New Zealand
Meta is seeking a talented and flexible privacy attorney to join the APAC privacy and data protection legal team. The role is new and, among other things, local entity governance and compliance in APAC and advising clients on various legal risks and obligations under new and potential global privacy laws. This person will lead a team pillar. They will help drive cross-functional initiatives across the business involving a variety of complex legal and regulatory issues. This requires the ability to both work independently and with large multi-stakeholder teams. We are looking for someone who has the ability to think outside the box, articulate well and advocate effectively. This requires excellent communication and collaboration skills. We want someone who is diligent, proactive and has demonstrated excellent legal and business judgment and strategic thinking. This is a full-time position based in Auckland.
Associate General Counsel, Privacy (APAC) Responsibilities
  • Be a strong leader within the APAC privacy team and advise the legal, business, and policy teams on complex privacy legal matters.
  • Be a thought leader on issues related to APAC privacy
  • Work with a cross functional taskforce to find solutions that work in a global setting.
  • Prepared to give strategic advice on both a law by law, country by country basis across APAC as well as on a global thematic basis.
  • Exceptional collaboration and communication skills to share knowledge and advocate.
  • Contribute to and provide data protection training and awareness programs, including building knowledge management frameworks.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 8+ or more years of relevant legal experience, including at a law firm and/or prior in-house experience with internet or technology companies (applicable commercial, privacy or compliance legal experience will be considered)
  • Keen understanding of the privacy frameworks across APAC, experience engaging with regulators or legislators is a plus
  • Experience prioritizing work and providing advice under deadlines
  • Business judgment, ability to provide practical solutions, and client counseling experience. •
  • Open to travel as and when required.
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