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Legal Counsel Manager

Kuala Lumpur Job No. r00189965 Full-time

Job Description

As Manager, Data Privacy, you have an important role in maintaining and enhancing Accenture’s global Data Privacy program, reporting to and in close cooperation with a Senior Manager, Data Privacy. The program ensures Accenture meets contractual obligations, legal and regulatory requirements as well as voluntary commitments made in the field of data privacy, with a strong focus on bringing Accenture’s values and culture to life.

This role works in close alignment with our other compliance programs, and other Legal teams as well as relevant Corporate Functions and business teams. It is a full-time role that will be filled by an experienced professional able to demonstrate expertise and experience in the areas of privacy, digital, technology, governance and compliance.

Closely working with other Data Privacy staff, your key responsibilities will be to

  • Review Accenture internal as well as client facing projects to ensure compliance with law, regulations and voluntary commitments, and provide required guidance to other teams;

  • Draft and maintain Accenture standards and controls reflecting legal, regulatory and policy requirements as well as best practices;

  • Design, develop and deliver training and guidance on privacy aspects globally and with regard to specific jurisdictions;

  • Support client facing work such as client assessments and contracts;

  • Provide advice to ensure data privacy issues are considered at the outset of new services, offerings, projects, products and initiatives;

  • Keep abreast of technology trends and developments and their impact, and develop and deliver guidance and training for internal audiences;

  • Build and maintain strong and trusted relationships with internal stakeholders, in particular with legal, risk, information security and business teams.

About Accenture 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 738,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated command of data privacy and related policy, laws and regulations;

  • Has worked supporting a data privacy compliance program, ideally at multinational organization;

  • Proven ability to operationalize and implement strategy and policies;

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, understand and assess trends and developments in data privacy, and to explain issues in a practical, results-focused manner, including complex cross-border transfer issues;

  • Ability to synthesize complex analysis into clear and consistent recommendations;

  • Ability to prioritize and make decisions, and possess a high level of common sense, including the ability to see around the corner and spot risks before they materialize;

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface, and develop relationships, with all levels of management and staff, and work cross-culturally.

Behaviours and Attributes

  • Highly motivated and proactive, with the ability to articulate program scope and mission;

  • Able to manage matters responsibly and independently, aligned to program strategy;

  • Curiosity for learning about new technology, industry best practices, and areas of risk, analyzing and turning new insights into concrete action;

  • Strong commitment to ethics, values and company culture;

  • Committed to building and maintaining a consistent global program;

  • Building and maintaining a network of good working relationships both internally and externally; and

  • Fluent in English (e.g., CEFR C1, TOEFL IBT 90+, IELTS 7+).



  • law degree (based on geography) or M.Sc. or comparable degree;
  • Relevant certifications (such as in data privacy, data governance, Information Security) considered a plus.

Work Experience: 

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in a (ideally global) data privacy function;
  • Knowledge of data governance, data management principles, strategies and frameworks;
  • Knowledge of and experience in monitoring legal and regulatory trends and developments and translating those into actionable requirements;
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.

Work Requirements:    

  • No travel required; 
  • Must have ability to effectively work with others remotely, manage a schedule with global stakeholders.

All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development.  You’ll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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