Mayer Brown

Data Privacy Paralegal

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(12/15/2022 11:52 PM)
# of Positions
Pos. Category
Legal Risk Management
Office Location
Hong Kong - Central
Pos. Type
Regular Full Time


Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centres across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centres — New York, London and Hong Kong — we are uniquely positioned to advise leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex legal needs. We have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including our signature strength, the global financial services industry.


We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realise their greatest potential. We also encourage all our people to use their skills to support the wider community through our pro bono and community volunteering programmes. At Mayer Brown the principles of mutual respect, dignity and understanding are central to the way we work and help to provide an environment where diversity and inclusion are embraced.


  • Assist with data-mapping for the record of processing activities (involves interviews with internal application managers to interrogate nature of data and processing)
  • Handle general data protection compliance activities
  • Help with data privacy reviews in routine internal projects/procurement
  • Assist with vendor management reviews and procedures and associated onboarding issues
  • Prepare data transfer agreements with clients and other parties
  • Involve in internal training initiatives
  • Assist with respect to any data subject access requests
  • Assist with general information security and  information governance matters
  • Conduct research on global data privacy issues
  • Perform ad hoc duties 

Qualifications / Person Specification

  • University graduate with degree in law or data protection background
  • Prior paralegal, compliance or administrative experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of data protection laws in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Singapore preferred. An interest in learning about other Asian data privacy laws and global ones such as GDPR,  
  • Good understanding of Information security matters 
  • Good command in both written and spoken English and Chinese
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to undertake further training and take data protection examinations, if required. A CIPP/A qualification or other data protection qualifications is desirable.


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