Data Privacy Legal Counsel

  • Binance
  • Middle East
  • Mar 14, 2023
Full time Legal

Job Description

Binance is the global blockchain company behind the world’s largest digital asset exchange by trading volume and users, serving a greater mission to accelerate cryptocurrency adoption and increase the freedom of money.

Are you looking to be a part of the most influential company in the blockchain industry and contribute to the crypto-currency revolution that is changing the world?



  • Provide legal advice on data privacy requirements to support the business at a local (MENA) and global level. Develop, implement and review data privacy policies and programmes to ensure data privacy compliance for personal information collection, processing, transfer and disclosure (including the GDPR)
  • Facilitate compliance across all aspects of global privacy laws and regulations including data protection, data security and data breach rules
  • Draft, review, negotiate and administer legal and commercial documentation, in particular in relation to personal data transfers to third parties and cross-jurisdiction
  • Actively manage external counsel on contentious and non-contentious privacy-related projects internationally
  • Continuously monitor data privacy developments and provide practical advice to the relevant stakeholders
  • Support the development and implementation of legal strategy to reduce risks while balancing against the organization’s overall business strategy
  • Assist in negotiation of contracts for different business lines in the ecosystem, and support in a variety of risk management projects
  • Partner with cross-functional and regional teams and provide support on legal matters of varying complexity, sensitivity, and tangibility
  • Provide general support to the legal team



  • Qualified lawyer in data privacy with 5-7 years of experience at a reputable global law firm and/or as in-house counsel
  • Good technical professional knowledge of data privacy laws and regulatory guidance is essential
  • Experience working as a privacy counsel is essential
  • Ability to tailor advice to the specific needs of the business and apply common sense and practical solutions 
  • Experience with handling regulatory inquiries, requests for information and investigations a plus
  • Good experience with negotiating data processing agreements/ data sharing agreements 
  • Interest in the cryptocurrency industry and its development
  • Master of Laws or Juris Doctor degree from a top law school
  • Strong team player and good business sense
  • Ability to adapt to change and to be open minded and innovative in their thinking. 
  • Able to work under pressure, and comfortable to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment 
Working at Binance
Do something meaningful; Be a part of the future of finance technology and the no.1 company in the industry
Fast moving, challenging and unique business problems
International work environment and flat organisation
Great career development opportunities in a growing company
Possibility for relocation and international transfers mid-career
Competitive salary
Flexible working hours, Casual work attire

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