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Sony Corporation of America, located in New York, NY, is the U.S. headquarters of Sony Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. With some 900 million Sony devices in hands and homes worldwide today, a vast array of Sony movies, television shows and music, and the PlayStation Network, Sony creates and delivers more entertainment experiences to more people than anyone else on earth.
Sony Corporation of America (“SCA”), the US headquarters of Sony Corporation, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced privacy attorney. This role has responsibilities at both the global and the operating company level.A successful candidate must be able to work independently, to build systems and processes, and to collaborate with legal, privacy, and information security colleagues around the world.
Responsibilities – Global
Provide privacy legal advice to Sony Corporation’s Global Information Security & Privacy organization, headed by Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer
Evaluate privacy legal issues associated with proposed information security monitoring tools
Lead the Global Privacy Strategy Team to advise on global privacy legal strategy, drive a unified approach to privacy issues, coordinate legal advice, and provide recommendations on best practices, trends, and legal requirements
Gather and share updates from regional Point Legal Officers on significant legal developments
Provide input on proposed global information security and privacy policies, standards, and other requirements
Support cross-company global projects involving personal information
Responsibilities – Operating Company
Provide privacy legal advice (both global and US) and work with the SCA Privacy Officer to implement privacy policies and processes for SCA and certain of its subsidiaries. This includes:
Counseling company representatives at multiple locations on privacy compliance
Providing privacy input on business projects and initiatives
Advising on customer and employee privacy issues
Drafting data transfer agreements
Drafting data protection notices, website privacy policies and related procedures, and reviewing Data Protection Authority filings
Reviewing the implementation of information security tools in terms of privacy legal compliance, and helping local company colleagues work with works councils and Data Protection Officers
Support GDPR implementation
Assist in data breach response (including evaluating notification requirements)
Keep current on privacy law developments
Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.
A J.D. degree and membership in good standing in the New York bar. (Non-New York attorneys are not necessarily ineligible to perform legal work for the Company, but would be required to register as an in-house counsel with the State Bar of New York.)
Minimum of 8 years of related legal experience in a top law firm or corporate environment
In-house experience in a multinational corporation preferred
In-depth knowledge and understanding of privacy law, including US privacy law, European data protection law, data transfer law, privacy laws as they relate to cybersecurity, and the use of monitoring tools
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent judgment and analytical skills
Ability to assess risk strategically and help clients find solutions that enable them to mitigate risk while achieving their goals
Program/project management skills, including the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects
The strong leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to build relationships and manage teams within SCA and across the Sony Group
All candidates must be authorized to work in the USA
Internal Number: SCA00000083
About Sony Corporation of America
SONY is one of the most recognized and respected brand names in the world. Sony is a leading manufacturer of premier, state-of-the-art audio, video, communications and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its creative music, motion picture, television, computer entertainment, and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies for the broadband era.