Legal Counsel (f/m/d) Data Protection and Privacy

  • Full Time
  • Wien


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Legal Counsel (f/m/d) Data Protection and Privacy



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We help the world run betterOur company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!Legal Counsel (f/m/d) Data Protection and Privacy (f/m/d)PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
When processing personal data as part of its business operations, SAP must comply with the requirements of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable data protection and privacy laws in the countries where SAP operates. As part of our global product and services portfolio, the SAP Data Protection and Privacy team aims to protect the rights of individuals involved and meet relevant requirements when processing personal data. In addition, SAP Data Protection and Privacy strives to strengthen SAP’s reputation in the long term as a sustainable and trustworthy partner in the market.Our objective is to develop and pursue our global data protection and privacy strategy in accordance with our business strategy. This means that we constantly monitor the global regulatory data protection compliance landscape, identify the relevant stakeholders and enable them to take necessary measures for their adoption, and is designed to safeguard the processing of personal data. We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated candidate in the SAP Data Protection and Privacy Legal team to assist SAP in complying with applicable data protection and privacy laws within the scope of SAP’s business objectives. You will find an exciting and future-oriented range of tasks in an international environment.EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS
We expect the candidate to already have a good knowledge of European data protection laws and best practices, be solution-oriented and able to assess potential risks. In your role, you will be part of the global data protection and privacy legal team and report directly to the SAP Group Data Protection Officer in all areas of responsibility defined by law and internal policies.You will deal with complex data protection and privacy issues and provide legal advice to internal stakeholders to ensure that risk and governance issues are aligned with SAP’s strategic objectives to drive AI-based business. Your main responsibilities will include the provision of legal advice regarding the following tasks:

  • implementation of new or amended data protection requirements based on applicable laws and regulations (e.g. international data transfers)
  • support with data subject rights requests and related requests/communication with supervisory authorities
  • execution of data protection impact assessments for high-risk cases for high-risk cases to mitigate potential risks of AI-based cloud services and products.
  • support the day-to-day operations and assist in the design and implementation of internal data protection controls to drive compliance monitoring through the Data Protection Control Framework
  • collaboration with different internal business partners to drive awareness, including risks assessments and drive enablement to help them implement potential mitigating actions or requirements to meet data protection compliance
  • Drafting and execution of Data Protection and Privacy guidelines and best practices


  • Graduation from accredited law school, further graduation advantageous


  • licensed to practice law in Germany or another jurisdiction within the EU


  • Good knowledge of data protection laws and best practices
  • Fluency in English and German
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Professional and trustworthy personality, high level of commitment and flexibility
  • Strong team-working skills
  • Ability to work in an international environment.


  • Proficiency in other languages advantageous
  • business/technical background preferred


  • General knowledge of company processes and collaboration with global/cross-functional teams
  • At least 3 years of working experience in dealing with complex data protection and privacy issues


  • Vienna, Austria, or Germany (e.g., Hamburg, Walldorf, or Frankfurt)

We build breakthroughs togetherSAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.We win with inclusionSAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world. SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: [email protected]
For SAP employees: Only permanent roles are eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program, according to the eligibility rules set in the . Specific conditions may apply for roles in Vocational Training.EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.Requisition ID: 393177 | Work Area: Administration | Expected Travel: 0 – 20% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.Requisition ID: 393177Posted Date: Apr 29, 2024Work Area: AdministrationCareer Status: ProfessionalEmployment Type: Regular Full TimeExpected Travel: 0 – 20%Location:Vienna, AT, 1021Job alert

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