Full Time Job

Legal Director, Data Privacy

Sony Pictures

London, United Kingdom 01-29-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Legal Director, Data Privacy – EMEA

Please note that this role is based in the United Kingdom. In order to enable us to meet statutory and regulatory obligations of the United Kingdom immigration system you must have the appropriate immigration permission needed to work and reside in the United Kingdom.

As the Legal Director, Data Privacy - EMEA, you will be responsible for handling SPE's overall EMEA Privacy Legal program and collaborate with SPE's Privacy Technical & Operations Team. In addition, you will be responsible for providing actionable EMEA privacy legal advice and subject matter expertise to stakeholders across the company globally.

This position requires experience working on a wide variety of EMEA data privacy matters as well as the ability to support all aspects of the company's global privacy initiatives. You will be collaborating with partners across the company to provide practical, business-focused, and timely legal advice and to support the accomplishment of business objectives in an ethical and compliant manner.

This position will be based in our London office and report to a US-based team.

What you'll do:

40% Manage SPE's Privacy Legal Program for EMEA
• Create, develop, implement, and improve privacy legal processes and tools.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues and cross-functional teams to proactively develop and improve EMEA privacy strategy.
• Provide recommendations regarding internal and external resources to support the privacy program.
• Liaise with Sony Group Corporation and its operating companies regarding EMEA privacy requirements and strategies.
• Consult and coordinate with outside counsel regarding local legal requirements, including regulatory filings for international data protection authorities and consultations with European Works Councils.
• Support integration of newly acquired entities within the SPE Data Privacy Program and assess impact on privacy compliance activities.

40% Advise and Oversee EMEA Privacy Requirements
• Provide and coordinate legal advice regarding data privacy laws, regulations, requirements, and trends in EMEA applicable to the collection, use, transfer, and sharing of personal data.
• Provide practical, business-focused legal advice to HR, Legal, Procurement, IT, and Information Security on privacy matters.
• Advise on data incident response issues in EMEA, including breach notifications, remediation plans and communications with regulators.
• Provide privacy support to Corporate & Distribution Legal team in all EMEA M&A activity, including privacy due diligence.
• Provide legal advice and support to a variety of SPE line of business attorneys and business leaders as they evaluate privacy implications of, and implement effective privacy solutions for, business activities involving the collection and use of consumer data in EMEA:
• Serve as a centralized resource for privacy developments related to digital marketing in the EU and UK;
• Conduct Legal Privacy Committee meetings and facilitate cross-business discussions;
• Provide a point of escalation for cross-business privacy needs and decision-making;
• Support the negotiation of privacy terms within complex agreements relating to digital advertising and consumer data transfers and use.
• Assist in the preparation of privacy impact assessments by analyzing their effect on the protection of personal data.
• Structure and negotiate data use agreements and data transfer agreements to help ensure inclusion of appropriate data privacy protections.
• Participate in negotiations with third party vendors regarding data privacy issues in a variety of commercial agreements.

20% Support the Privacy Office Globally
• Support the SPE Privacy Office's initiatives and projects as needed, including reviewing, evaluating and implementing proposed privacy requirements for corporate initiatives.
• Serve as EMEA legal privacy lead on all matters to drive compliance initiatives, including international transfers.
• Collaborate with Privacy, Technology and Operations team to develop and implement privacy compliance program globally.
• Advise on privacy program best practices globally in collaboration with members of the Privacy Office.

What you have:
• Qualified as a lawyer in at least one UK/EU jurisdiction
• Minimum 5-7 years of relevant law firm and/or in-house legal experience, including providing privacy advice for key stakeholders.
• Direct experience applying EU and UK privacy laws, regulations, and industry guidelines in a business context.
• Experience developing, implementing and improving privacy program in EMEA.
• Able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues at all levels of the company.
• Experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.
• Excellent written/verbal communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
• Flexibility to manage multiple matters, and new areas of expertise as business needs change.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to identify prioritize and resolve issues quickly and effectively in a complex and creative environment.
• Be an innovative/creative problem solver who can find legal solutions to business issues.
• Be comfortable with a fair amount of ambiguity.
• Be down to earth with high emotional intelligence, good judgment, common sense, confidence, and the ability to act decisively.
• Maintain a positive attitude, sense of humor, and a dedication to professionalism and collegiality.
• Certified Information Privacy Professional EU (CIPP/EU) preferred.
• High proficiency with Microsoft Office software (including Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word).

How we take care of you:
• Competitive salary, with annual bonus eligibility.
• A choice of comprehensive health plan options that fit your lifestyle including private medical insurance.
• Rest and recharge during a week off during the winter holidays, in addition to the 25 days of paid annual leave.
• Participate in extensive learning & development opportunities at all levels, including curated instructor-led classes and high impact online resources.
• Build your community by joining our Employee Business Resource Groups, and/or Sony Pictures Action – our racial equity and inclusion strategy.
• Access to an employee online store filled with a variety of discounted Sony products.
• Watch the newest movies and TV shows at our exclusive employee screenings at work.
• Entitlement to apply for an interest-free season ticket loan.
• Automatic enrolment in the Company's Pension Plan
• Free counselling and advisory service.
• You will be automatically enrolled in the Company's Life Insurance and Group Income Protection Plans subject to any applicable service requirements.
• The opportunity to attend various social events in our state-of-the-art offices in Paddington.
• In addition to the above we have a range of other optional discounted benefits that are reviewed regularly (e.g., gym memberships, travel insurance, activity passes, car leasing, experience days and many more!)

If you require any reasonable adjustments with any part of the recruitment process, including the application or interview process, please contact us at Please put Reasonable Adjustment Request in the subject line of the email.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is committed to equal opportunity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures. No worker or potential worker will therefore receive less favourable treatment due to their race, age, creed, sexual orientation, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, religion, gender, marital status or Trade Union membership (if applicable).


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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7pok6-3-239-9-151-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.