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Regional Data Privacy Counsel



Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Company Description

Life at Grab

At Grab, every Grabber is guided by The Grab Way, which spells out our mission, how we believe we can achieve it, and our operating principles - the 4Hs: Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility. These principles guide and help us make decisions as we work to create economic empowerment for the people of Southeast Asia.

Job Description

Get to know our Team:

The Privacy Office is accountable for managing Grab's personal data practices. We are looking for a self-motivated, highly energized Assistant / Regional Data Privacy Counsel to be part of our family to facilitate and oversee data privacy and data protection contracts & processes, so as to ensure that we stay compliant with regional privacy laws.

Get to know the Role:

As an Assistant / Regional Data Privacy Counsel, you would be given a broad range of responsibilities providing legal guidance on global initiatives impacting privacy, data protection and security. You will partner cross-functionally with our Grabbers in InfoSec, procurement, engineering, product and other teams to advise on data uses while managing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. You will be called upon to provide privacy and data security subject matter expertise to our legal counsels as they negotiate complex commercial deals that contribute to our products’ success. As we expand our offerings in SEA, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact.

This individual will also be assisting the Regional Data Privacy Counsel in charting data privacy strategies and working closely with other privacy members in the team.

The day-to-day activities:

  • Able to independently lead negotiations in transactions;

  • Review and draft intra-company agreements, data processing agreements, contract terms and consumer notices, and negotiate data-related contract provisions with vendors and other business partners.

  • Provide product, advertising, engineering and other business teams with practical legal advice on privacy and data protection rules in Asia.

  • Providing project support to legal team members on privacy and data protection issues.

  • Build, refine, and scale privacy and data protection compliance framework.

  • Lead and support regulatory investigations and responses.

  • Collaborate with public affairs team to monitor privacy and data-protection related developments and coordinate communications with regulators as necessary


  • LLB. Minimum 5 years PQE with a top-tier privacy private practice, preferably with inhouse experience at a tech company;
  • Experience in, and a strong passion for technology, big data, data governance and data privacy
  • Good knowledge of data privacy and cybersecurity laws in APAC and EU.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad range of legal matters and technologies
  • A collaborative self-starter who can work independently, and be comfortable in a high-growth, fast-paced, and dynamic environment
  • Team player with a proven track record of building cross-functional relationships.
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete several simultaneous projects on a deadline.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent writing and oral skills.
  • CIPP or CIPM other certifications are a plus
  • Knowledge of local financial regulations and/or GDPR would be an added advantage over other candidates
  • Able to read and write Bahasa Melayu preferred

Additional Information

Our Commitment

We recognize that with these individual attributes come different workplace challenges, and we will work with Grabbers to address them in our journey towards creating inclusion at Grab for all Grabbers.