Corporate Counsel, Privacy & Data



Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Corporate Counsel, Privacy & Data
San Mateo, CA

At Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC (“SIE”) , the privacy and data law team is focused on solving one fascinating, complex problem:  how to effectively mitigate the legal risk arising from data, while empowering the business to deliver a superior customer experience.

Our approach derives from the insight that this problem, and thus its solution, is not limited to the traditional bounds of privacy or compliance.  Rather, we understand data risks in the context of the technology, organization, and products and services through which the data flows and work with each business unit to develop and implement solutions tailored to their operations. To carry this out, our team approaches problems systematically, creatively, deeply and broadly. Our team members must be curious, and unafraid of technical, organizational, and legal challenges.

We are offering the opportunity to:

Play a key role by helping develop and drive data law strategy into an international and market-leading business in video games, digital entertainment, and technology; Work on cutting edge-technologies such as interactive entertainment, content streaming, and virtual reality; Counsel product teams on development of the PlayStation®Network (including its social network, music, movie, game streaming, and other elements), a platform of over 110 million users worldwide.

You may be the right candidate if you have the following characteristics:

  • You are intellectually fascinated by the legal and policy issues emerging from information science and technology developments.
  • You don’t mind getting your hands dirty (and hopefully enjoy) figuring out how data is a part of everything these days.
  • You consider implementation as important as ideation, and measure your own success by how well your work product effectively mitigates risk, while minimizing negative impact to the user experience.

We are currently looking for an attorney with at least 5 years of demonstrable knowledge and experience in the following:

Privacy and Information Security law. (Records Retention, Data Deletion or Destruction, Wiretapping/Monitoring, or Data Transfer law would also be useful). Experience with US law is a requirement. Experience with global data law is a significant plus. Other:  Knowledge of social privacy issues (friends, family, identity), the characteristics of data/information and its lifecycle; and, data governance.

We are particularly interested in those that have experience with applying the above knowledge to product, feature, or function reviews. Regardless of the subject area, though, your work will likely include:

Review business activities that collect, use, share, or dispose of data for compliance with law, policy, and best practices. Draft consumer notices, intra-company agreements and contract terms, and negotiate data-related contract provisions. Develop standardized policies, tools and processes, and implement them (in conjunction with InfoSec, DataGov, etc.) into operations to mitigate data processing legal risks and reduce the volume of one-off reviews. Develop and maintain expertise in data law. Develop training materials.

All the while, you’ll be able to maintain a healthy work-life balance and take advantage of all that the Bay Area has to offer.

Some additional useful or required characteristics:

  • Strong analytical ability and excellent judgement.
  • Practical, self-motivated and resilient.
  • Able to build relationships and consensus amongst cross-functional and cross-level groups, and bring initiatives to conclusion.
  • Membership in a state bar required.


This Privacy Notice explains what personal information we at Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC collect from you, and why we collect it and use it. This Notice covers our practices regarding the personal information of all applicants to our job positions. Please review it carefully.

Categories of personal information we collect from you

We collect personal information about you throughout the recruiting process, in particular the following categories. Generally, we obtain this information through our Recruiting Team:

A. Identification and contact information

  1. Direct identifiers such as your first and last name.
  2. Indirect identifiers such as a government ID, your Social Security, work permit or passport #.
  3. Contact information such as your email address, mailing address, telephone number.

B. Other information about you or that can be associated with you such as:

  1. Sensitive/Protected Data. During the recruitment process, you may (voluntarily) provide us with your ethnicity, gender, military service information, or physical or mental health information, as well as your national origin and citizenship.
  2. Professional or job position-related information, including your past professional experience, references; background verification; talent management and assessment; information regarding any conflicts of interests; and the terms and conditions of your job offer.
  3. Non-public education information, including information about your education records, such as grades and transcripts.


Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.


Date posted: 2022-07-23