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Compliance & Ethics Data Privacy Manager

Singapore Job No. r00110767

Job Description

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Job Summary:

The Data Privacy Counsel – Ethics & Compliance in our Clients & Contracting tower is a permanent and full-time manager role filled by an experienced data privacy professional. The successful candidate will have a strong legal background and be able to demonstrate their interest and experience in the digital and technology area. The role is within Accenture’s global Data Privacy Team, within Accenture’s Legal function, and reports to a Senior Legal Counsel - Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy (in Clients & Contracting).

The Data Privacy Counsel is expected to demonstrate leadership behaviors, which include adhering to Accenture’s Core Values (Best People, Stewardship, Integrity, Client Value Creation, Respect for the Individual, and One Global Network). The successful candidate is also expected to promote and practice all aspects of Accenture’s leadership DNA (innovate for results, advocate an inspiring vision, collaborate across the ecosystem, execute with agility, and personalize in a truly human way).

Interested candidates should apply, providing an English language resume.

Key Responsibilities

As part of the Clients & Contracting functional group (“tower”) within Accenture’s global Data Privacy Team, the role has the following data privacy responsibility:

  • Conduct privacy reviews for Accenture’s client facing services, offerings, projects, products or initiatives, incorporating data privacy principles into those initiatives.

  • Partner and interact with key business stakeholders and senior individuals within legal teams, to ensure data privacy issues are considered at the outset of new services, offerings, projects, products and initiatives.

  • Provide data privacy advice to the Accenture services, offerings, projects, products or initiatives, in support of rapid-solutioning to meet identified client needs.

  • Include related data privacy contractual provisions into agreements with clients and suppliers.

  • Support and negotiate client facing privacy-related documents such as data processing agreements, data transfer agreements and data protection clauses.

  • Conduct legal research, interpret and apply a risk-based assessment of how legal requirements affect Accenture’s new services, offerings, projects, products or initiatives.

  • Keep abreast of technology trends and developments and their impact, develop guidance, training and thought leadership for internal audiences.

  • Build and maintain strong and trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in particular with legal and business teams, and interaction with clients, as needed.

  • Effectively collaborate with a team of data privacy and other legal professionals and business teams in remote locations, providing advice and guidance in an engaged, business focused and pragmatic manner.


Reports to:  Senior Legal Counsel – Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy.


    Key Relationships: 

  • Legal, including Global Services Legal, Sales & Delivery, Contracting, Geographic Compliance and Corporate.

  • Corporate Functions and business stakeholders.   

  • Market Unit leadership.

  • Related subject matter experts (e.g., analytics, security professionals, government compliance).

  • Privacy professionals at client and peer companies.

  • Outside counsel/external law firms.



  • University degree (Master or comparable level) – legal degree and an admitted lawyer.

  • CIPP/CIPM/CIPT or comparable privacy certification considered a plus.

Work Experience: 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a global data privacy function with EU and Asia experience, a major law firm and/or multinational corporation.

  • Experience and expertise with conducting privacy reviews.

  • Data privacy contract negotiation skills and experience.

  • Prior role in providing data privacy legal guidance to business units engaged in providing client facing services, offerings, projects, products or initiatives.

  • Experience in monitoring privacy trends and developments and translating those into actionable requirements.

  • Ability to work remotely, be self-organized and self-manage the workload and schedule.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills would be considered a plus.

Work Requirements:   

  • Limited travel required as needed (usually <5%).

  • Must have ability to effectively work with others remotely, manage a schedule with global clients, conduct privacy reviews and engage in contract negotiation.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrated command of data privacy and related laws and regulations with a curiosity for learning about new technology.

  • Proven ability to develop vision, operationalize and implement strategy.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, understand and assess trends and developments in data privacy, explain issues in a practical, results focused manner.

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

  • Confidence and credibility in dealing with internal managementand personnel at client and peer companies.

  • Highly motivated and proactive, with the ability to articulate company vision and policy, and to seek out areas of risk and priority.

  • Ability to consistently apply good judgment and prioritize.

  • Adapts nimbly to changing needs within the business.

  • Fluent in English. Mandarin considered a plus.

You will 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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