About the Company

Affinidi is a technology company dedicated to changing data ownership for good. We empower businesses and individuals with control and ownership of their data, with a comprehensive approach to managing their holistic identity – accounting for all aspects of their digital footprint while ensuring privacy and security.

Affinidi’s technology enables users to benefit from decentralised digital identity solutions. We believe that everyone has the right to own and control their data, and we are committed to creating a trusted digital credentials ecosystem that empowers businesses and individuals to securely exchange data and services across borders and industries.


 

The Essence of this Role  

We are seeking an experienced Legal Counsel, Lead focusing on Data & Privacy with experience advising on tech Product to join our dynamic legal team and support Affinidi’s international operations. The ideal candidate will possess a well-rounded background in Privacy, and experience in advising on Product matters in the technology space. This role involves handling a variety of legal matters centred around privacy, including privacy best practice and regulatory best practice.  

Depending on the candidate the role may also have a significant role counselling on Product. The involves end-to-end product counselling - from the initial stages of product development and beyond - as well as provide legal advice on consumer regulatory, privacy and security laws, marketing, and technology transactions 

We are looking for a Legal Counsel, Lead with the following attributes:  

  • Business Acumen - You are in the know on current business practices/trends and have a good awareness of how strategies work in the marketplace.    
  • Critical Thinking - You are able to skilfully conceptualise, apply, analyse and evaluate information gathered from observation, experience or communication and use it as a guide to action.  
  • Negotiation skills – You can skilfully negotiate for win-win conclusions and gain trust of parties involved.  
  • Stakeholder Management – You are able to build and maintain good relationships with stakeholders, including your colleagues and clients. 

 
What You’ll Do  

You’ll become knowledgeable about our technology, products and be involved in helping us build world leading data practices, communicating the vision of Affinidi as it changes and evolves. On the product side you’ll help to ensure that we are able to launch our products globally by collaborating with the company's product and business teams from the initial stages of product development and beyond to identify potential legal risks and provide risk-mitigation counselling. 


You will: 
  

  • Support the General Counsel in formulating the data/privacy strategy for Affinidi’s business and operations. 
  • Lead Affinidi’s data strategy (including data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity) internally by putting in place privacy policies and programmes to ensure we are adhering to data regulations globally. 
  • Provide privacy counselling across the company to support the growth and development of the business. 
  • Work closely with the Product and Engineering teams on privacy by design, privacy impact assessments, and other supporting documentation.   
  • Stay abreast of relevant regulations impacting the technology industry and ensure compliance. 
  • Play a part in developing Affinidi’s approach to public policy   

  
You should apply if you:  

  • 8+ years of legal experience in tech or background in TMT, regulatory and privacy law (PDPA, GDPR).  
  • Able to identify risks, formulate practical solutions in areas where there may not be precedents   
  • Are passionate about working in a start-up environment and love to problem solve and come up with creative ideas to solve customer challenges.  
  • Possess a growth mindset with a strong bias for action and are able to proactively execute tasks and have a structured working style.  
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.  
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to align legal advice with organizational goals.  
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced and evolving technology environment.   


Good to have:  
 

  • Strong understanding of the technology industry, including regulatory frameworks.  
  • Experience in counselling on broader Product issues will be a significant advantage.  

 
If you are a seasoned legal professional with a passion for the intersection of law and technology, we invite you to apply and contribute to our innovative and dynamic legal team! 

 


Equal Opportunity 

We believe in hiring different and diverse talent and providing a safe space where everyone can share their views without fear, where differences are celebrated, and where no one is left out. Inclusive cultures are the foundation for collaboration and innovation within our team. 

For information about the way Affinidi collects, uses, and discloses your personal data when you submit an application for employment, please refer to the Privacy Notice accessible at https://www.affinidi.com/candidate-privacy-notice. By applying for employment with Affinidi, you acknowledge having read and understood the Privacy Notice, and you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data submitted to Affinidi in accordance with the Privacy Notice.

 

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