Junior Corporate Counsel, Privacy and Data at PlayStation

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PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Junior Corporate Counsel, Privacy and Data

San Mateo, CA

At Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC (“SIE”) , the privacy and data law team is focused on solving one fascinating, complex problem: how to effectively mitigate the risk arising from data, while enabling the business to deliver an outstanding customer experience.

Our approach derives from the insight that this problem, and thus its solution, aren’t limited to the traditional bounds of privacy or compliance. Rather, we understand data risks in the context of the technology, organization, and products and services through which the data flows, work with each business unit to develop and implement solutions tailored to their operations, including enabling them to mitigate the risks themselves. To carry this out, our team approaches problems creatively, deeply and broadly. Our team members must be curious, and unafraid of technical, organizational, and legal challenges.

We are offering the opportunity to:
  1. Play a role in helping drive privacy and data law into an international and market-leading business in video games, digital entertainment, and technology;
  2. Work on cutting privacy and data issues arising from interactive entertainment software, virtual reality, console and other hardware
  3. Counsel product teams on development of the PlayStation®Network (including its social network, music, movie, game streaming, and other elements), a platform with over 100 million active users worldwide.

You may be the right candidate if you have the following characteristics:

  • You are a critical and systems problem solver.
  • You are interested in the privacy and data issues arising from social networks, virtual reality, video games, or other information and communications tech.
  • You enjoy determining how data is a part of everything these days.
  • You are interested in maximizing risk mitigation while minimizing business impact.
  • You have proven knowledge and experience in:
  • Privacy and adjacent laws (i.e. information security, records retention, wiretapping, or data transfers);
  • The characteristics of data/information and its lifecycle;
  • Privacy and data governance.

We are looking for a minimum of 2 years relevant experience. Your responsibilities will likely include:

  1. Review business activities that collect, use, disclose, or dispose of data for compliance with law, policy, and standard methodologies.
  2. Draft consumer notices, intra-company agreements and contract terms, and negotiate data-related contract provisions.
  3. Develop and maintain expertise in data law.
  4. Develop training materials.

All the while, you’ll be able to maintain a healthy work-life balance and take advantage of all that the Bay Area has to offer.

Some additional useful or required characteristics:
  • Practical, self-motivated and resilient.
  • Experience in the formulation of legal advice across global markets.
  • Ability to influence and persuade across business, technical and support functions within a large, multi-national corporation.
  • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and bring initiatives to conclusion.
  • JD or LLM degree from top law school; CA bar membership preferred, but minimally, California Registered In-House Counsel status must be promptly obtained and maintained during employment.


Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

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We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.


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Categories of personal information we collect from you

We collect personal information about you throughout the recruiting process, in particular the following categories. Generally, we obtain this information through our Recruiting Team:

A. Identification and contact information

    1. Direct identifiers such as your first and last name.
    2. Indirect identifiers such as a government ID, your Social Security, work permit or passport #.
    3. Contact information such as your email address, mailing address, telephone number.

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  1. Sensitive/Protected Data. During the recruitment process, you may (voluntarily) provide us with your ethnicity, gender, military service information, or physical or mental health information, as well as your national origin and citizenship.
  2. Professional or job position-related information, including your past professional experience, references; background verification; talent management and assessment; information regarding any conflicts of interests; and the terms and conditions of your job offer.
  3. Non-public education information, including information about your education records, such as grades and transcripts.
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