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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. To learn more: www.sony.com.
Sony Corporation of America (“SCA”) has an excellent opportunity for an experienced privacy attorney. Reporting into the SCA Legal Department, this role has responsibilities at both the operating company level and the global level, with a primary focus on supporting SCA’s corporate functions (e.g., marketing, HR and Sony’s Global Information Security Department) as well as certain SCA subsidiaries such as Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Sony DADC, and Sony Biotechnology. A successful candidate must be able to work independently and to collaborate with business stakeholders as well as legal, privacy, and information security colleagues around the world.
Responsibilities – Operating Company
Provide privacy legal advice (both global and U.S.) 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, including working closely with privacy contacts at other Sony operating companies on cross-company initiatives
Advising on customer, vendor, and employee privacy issues
Managing privacy legal compliance efforts, including drafting and revising data transfer agreements, 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 CCPA and GDPR compliance activities
Assist in data breach response (including evaluating notification requirements)
Keep current on privacy legal and regulatory developments and brief senior business leaders on relevant changes
Responsibilities – Global
Provide privacy legal advice to Sony Corporation’s Global Information Security Department
Evaluate privacy legal issues associated with proposed information security monitoring tools and configurations
Work with the Global Privacy Office to support cross-company global projects involving personal information
Provide input on proposed global information security and privacy policies, standards, and other requirements
Provide updates on significant regional legal and regulatory developments to the Global Privacy Office
A J.D. degree and membership in good standing in the New York bar. (Non-New York attorneys 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 U.S. 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
Must be eligible to work unrestricted in the U.S.
Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, military status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, medical condition, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.
Disability Accommodation for Applicants to Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact us by email at email@example.com or by mail to: Sony Corporation of America, Human Resources Department, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Please indicate the position you are applying for.