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  • Posted: Jun 15, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help buil...
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    Associate General Counsel, Privacy and Data Protection, Africa, Legal

    Responsibilities

    • Assist product lawyers in evaluating the impact of privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions, and other related guidelines on product features
    • Support members of the legal, business, and policy teams on privacy and security-related legal matters, including areas related to partnerships, acquisitions, integrations, and other business development opportunities
    • Develop MEA regulatory strategy in connection with new product features and initiatives, and coordinate responses to inquiries from data protection regulators in those regions
    • Drive high-profile and high-impact projects involving privacy analysis and compliance with stakeholders across Facebook's business, policy, legal, communications, security, and other departments
    • Work with the wider legal team on MEA regulatory and litigation matters
    • Help draft and oversee the development and management of Meta (and its affiliates') terms and data policies across the full range of Meta’s different products
    • Help develop and conduct general and role-specific MEA data protection trainings across Meta

    Minimum Qualifications

    • 8+ years of legal experience, including at a law firm and/or prior in-house experience with internet or technology companies (applicable litigation, regulatory, or product counseling will be considered)
    • Experience with global privacy laws, regulations, and industry guidelines, especially including those relevant for social media and Internet companies
    • Lawyer qualified to practice law in at least one jurisdiction in the Middle East or Africa. Lawyers with non-MEA or other international law qualifications are welcome to apply
    • Knowledge of, or fluency in, French, Arabic, Turkish, at least one MEA regional dialect, and/or other languages prevalent in the Middle East or Africa
    • Ability to prioritize work and provide advice under deadlines
    • Business judgment and client counseling experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • In-depth knowledge of legal issues in the area of online social media platforms including an excellent understanding of regional or country specific data protection laws in Middle East and/or Africa
    • Experience working with mobile, application development, social networking, online advertising, machine learning, or other internet technologies
    • Industry or government experience working directly with data protection authorities in the Middle East and/or Africa
    • Experience in driving and managing large-scale data protection projects across multiple jurisdictions is a plus
    • Excellent problem-solving, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
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    Lead Regulatory Litigation Counsel

    Responsibilities

    • Manage complex regulatory investigations, regulatory litigation and other matters across EMEA, with a primary focus on MEA
    • Guide and execute regulatory and litigation strategy in relation to high-profile, precedent setting matters with the potential for reaching the highest appellate courts across EMEA with a primary focus on MEA
    • Advise internal legal, policy, communications, product, operations and business teams on regulatory risks and compliance with regulatory decisions relating to a wide variety of data protection matters
    • Develop strategic approaches to managing regulatory risks and resolving regulatory disputes
    • Draft responses on factually and legally complex issues to regulators working collaboratively with internal legal, product, operations and business teams
    • Supervise and direct outside counsel on multiple complex contentious regulatory matters
    • Work closely with outside counsel to produce written submissions to regulators and courts of the highest quality

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Experience in legal drafting, advocacy and communication skills
    • Qualified lawyer in at least one jurisdiction in EMEA with 5+ years post qualified experience in a law firm or in-house, including extensive experience of regulatory matters or managing contentious matters before higher and/or appellate courts, ideally across multiple jurisdictions
    • Demonstrative ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and make sound judgments under tight deadlines
    • Prior experience of litigating data protection issues preferred although candidates should be flexible and willing to work on projects in a wide variety of areas
    • Excellent problem-solving, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strategic awareness, business judgment and client counseling experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience of data protection regulatory matters or regulatory litigation generally in MEA is desirable
    • Experience of working with mobile, application development, social networking, online advertising, machine learning, or other internet technologies
    • Strong interest in privacy issues, technology and innovation

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