Legal Counsel-Data Protection & Privacy Coordinator-Korea, APJC

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When processing personal data, SAP must adhere to the data protection principles set out in applicable data protection laws, including, but not limited to, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as part of its business operations.


To support the local SAP entities in meeting their data protection and privacy compliance obligations, SAP has established a global network of Data Protection and Privacy Coordinators (DPPC’s). This network consists of Regional Data Protection Coordinators (RDPPCs) and local DPPCs. The local DPPCs also act as local data protection officers (DPOs) where appropriate and are part of the global SAP data protection team reporting to the Group Data Protection Officer.


We are looking for a local DPPC for Korea, Japan, Greater China.




You will act as the local DPPC (Data Protection and Privacy Coordinator) and drive DPP (Data Protection and Privacy) compliance in Korea, Japan and Greater China as follows:


  • Support the local CFOs for their assigned region in fulfilling their local responsibilities for DPP issues,
  • Support the Regional DPPC to drive DPP compliance in Korea, Japan and Greater China as required,
  • Fulfill and/or support reporting obligations and other responsibilities towards local management in accordance with applicable laws,
  • Monitor compliance with local DPP regulations and other applicable laws and policies,
  • Analyze changes to local laws and provide gap analysis and support to local implementation projects including data protection impact assessments,
  • Raise management awareness of data privacy compliance issues,
  • Represent SAP's Group Data Privacy Officer (DPO) within SAP's Korean, Japanese and/or Chinese entities based on guidance provided by the DPP team,
  • Assist in strengthening the global data protection community within SAP,
  • Support in case of:
    • Inquiries from regulatory authorities in the assigned region,
    • Data privacy breaches,
    • Escalations triggered by a data subject; or
    • Other supervisory requests.
  • Act as main point of contact for local supervisory authorities,
  • Act as the point of contact for grievance redressal,
  • Assist with periodic data protection audits as required,
  • Provide education and training on a regular basis to increase DPP awareness,
  • Ensure documentation of DPP compliance based on the SAP DPP Control Framework




Required skills

  • 1- 3 years’ experience in a law firm or in-house as legal counsel or compliance officer, working in the data protection and privacy space.
  • A law degree from a reputable university.
  • Good knowledge of DPP laws and best practices and/or a strong desire to continuously learn about DPP laws for Korea, Japan and Greater China.
  • Knowledge of (or willingness to learn about) the EU GDPR.
  • Good project management, team working and presentation skills.
  • Strong (written and verbal) communication skills, some experience with C-level communications preferred.
  • Assertive, persuasive, and agile, with a high level of commitment and flexibility.
  • Ability to collaborate in a virtual international environment across different time zones.

Preferred skills

  • Fluency in English and an additional language, i.e., Korean, Japanese and/or Chinese (Mandarin).




Not required but preferred: good knowledge of local laws, general knowledge of company processes and collaboration with global/cross-functional teams

(1-3 years working experience)



Seoul, Korea






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Requisition ID: 382102  | Work Area: Administration  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  382102
Posted Date:  Feb 6, 2024
Work Area:  Administration
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Seoul, KR, 06292

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