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Privacy Legal, Regional Legal, Vice President, Singapore

Goldman Sachs
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Aug 3, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you're an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.
The role sits within the Privacy Legal team and is based in either Singapore or Hong Kong.
The successful candidate will join a small global team of lawyers responsible for Data Protection and Privacy matters globally, with particular emphasis on coverage of the firm's compliance with data protection law and regulation across the Asia and Pacific region ("APAC").
  • Provide legal advice to company affiliates in APAC and globally on the full range of privacy issues as well as select information security / cybersecurity issues
  • Review data leakage incidents and make determination as to whether any regulatory and/or individual notifications are required. Draft / review and submit such notifications.
  • Advise colleagues in the Employment Law Group on matters pertaining to employee privacy (including monitoring programs, data analytics issues, notice and consent requirements, etc.).
  • Work closely with other colleagues in Legal, Compliance and Risk who focus on consumer and client related privacy matters.
  • Assist in responding to requests to exercise data subject rights (e.g. access, deletion, etc.)
  • Review, assist and advise on Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • Provide legal analysis and advice in relation to international transfers of personal data
  • Review and as needed uplift existing policies and procedures regarding privacy. Draft / review new policies, procedure, best practice documents, as needed.
  • Review and negotiate data protection and information security terms in vendor agreements, confidentiality agreements, etc.

  • Prepare data protection-related training materials for use online, via videoconference and in live sessions
  • Liaise with colleagues in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa ("EMEA") and the Americas to promote consistent data protection / privacy practices globally.
  • Monitor and respond to developments in privacy and information security (i.e., new laws, regulations, important case decisions, regulatory guidance, etc.)
  • Advise on privacy issues arising from the full range of marketing efforts and Web-related advertising activities.
  • Play a central role in compliance readiness programs to prepare for new privacy laws and regulations globally.

  • Legal degree
  • Significant experience counseling on privacy and data protection requirements in the APAC region as a part of multinational business initiatives
  • Experience in evaluating and responding to data breach incidents
  • In-house experience at financial institution or other relevant industry experience a plus
  • Experience with digital privacy matters (e.g., on-line behavioral advertising, cookies) a plus
  • Background or demonstrated interest in technology a plus
  • Experience drafting policies, procedures, notices and consents
  • Privacy Professional accreditation (e.g. CIPP/A) a plus
  • Good leadership skills, demonstrated project management experience
  • Effective communicator; team player; experience preparing and conducting data protection training


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