Associate General Counsel, Data Protection- Instagram

Berlin, Germany | Paris, France | Hamburg, Germany | Dublin, Ireland | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Instagram is a global community of more than 1 billion, which means jobs here offer countless ways to make an impact in a fast-growing organization. Instagram was built to connect people to the people and interests they love. Our app has played a critical part in forming meaningful communities where people can connect with each other and share what matters most to them. Through our growing family of Facebook Companies, we're building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to make the world more open and accessible. Connecting the world, and bringing you closer to the things you love, takes every one of us—and we're just getting started.
We seek a highly motivated and experienced team player to serve as Associate General Counsel Data Protection on Facebook Ireland’s Data Protection team, based in our International headquarters in Dublin or in our Amsterdam office. The role will focus on providing strategic and tactical legal advisory work to Facebook’s and Instagram’s internal product, operations, and business teams in order to identify and mitigate legal risk in all phases of product development.
The ideal candidate will have experience advising on regulatory compliance in respect of cutting-edge products and will be eager to roll up their sleeves and find creative solutions to support the company’s innovation. The role requires good judgment, a strong work ethic, and a keen interest in learning about new technologies and areas of the law. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious lawyer to join a growing legal team and to work on cutting-edge issues in fast-paced, fun environment.


  • Analyse Facebook’s and Instagram’s products, policies and initiatives to provide practical legal risk mitigation strategies for products across multiple jurisdictions
  • Coordinate with our Data Protection Officer and provide policy, product, engineering, and other business teams with legal advice from a European data protection and regulatory perspective and advice across other subject areas including international content liability regimes and consumer protection laws
  • Coordinate with public policy and communications colleagues on external communication, policy development, and enforcement decisions
  • Provide full service support to legal team on European regulatory and litigation matters

Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualified lawyer in Europe and admitted to practice in at least one jurisdiction
  • Excellent credentials from top law school
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant legal experience, including at a law firm or prior in-house experience (applicable litigation, regulatory or product counseling experience will be considered)
  • In-depth knowledge of legal issues in the area of the operation of online (social media) platforms including an excellent understanding of data protection law
  • Experience advising clients on risk assessment and mitigation across technology product platforms, mobile, application development, social networking, machine learning, or other Internet technologies. Prior experience working with internet or technology companies a plus
  • Passion for and understanding of technology
  • Experience working within a global legal team
  • Sharp focus on multi-tasking, details, and organisational skills
  • Experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams to get the job done
  • Ability to independently, quickly and accurately assess legal, practical and business risks in a fast-paced environment and make sound judgments under tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of, or fluency in, other European languages a plus.

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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