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Legal Counsel - Privacy



Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

About Klook

Klook is the go-to travel and leisure e-commerce platform for experiences and services anytime, anywhere. Founded in Hong Kong in 2014 out of passion for discovery, our purpose today is to inspire and enable more moments of JOY. Even when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we held on to our conviction and successfully unlocked the domestic travel business. To date, we are already offering over 490,000 activities in over 1,000 destinations. With cross-border travel resuming, we have made it our mission to reshape the world of travel. Isn’t this exciting?!

It certainly is for our international community of over 1,200 employees, based in over 20 locations globally! Joymakers at heart, Klookers are not only curating joyful experiences for others, but also co-creating our world of joy in the Klookiverse. We are on a journey to foster a strong company culture that supports a high-performing and successful business, and we are guided by our core beliefs - Push boundaries, Ask for and give feedback, Take ownership, and Help each other - in everything we do. We are excited about building and realizing endless possibilities in the new era of travel. Care to be a part of this revolution?

Position Overview:

We are seeking a skilled Managing Counsel with expertise in privacy and data protection. As the Managing Counsel - Privacy, you will be responsible for ensuring Klook's compliance with global privacy regulations and protecting our customers' data. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams (business, R&D, etc.) to navigate complex privacy issues and maintain our commitment to data privacy and security.

What you'll do:

Daily Operations:

  • Participate in or independently handle daily privacy compliance tasks, such as responding to data subject rights requests.

  • Provide guidance and answer inquiries from business, R&D, and other teams regarding data privacy compliance.

Incident Response:

  • Manage and respond to unexpected data privacy incidents.

  • Collaborate with security, regional lead counsels, external advisers, and regulatory authorities when required.

Project Support:

  • Collaborate with business and R&D teams to provide expert support for projects, ensuring data privacy compliance.

  • Conduct Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) or other assessments when necessary.

Project Management:

  • Contribute to the development of company-wide privacy compliance strategies.

  • Collaborate with business and security departments to drive data privacy compliance initiatives, including data mapping and internal policy enhancement.

Legal Monitoring and Analysis:

  • Monitor and analyze data privacy legislation and enforcement globally.

  • Drive internal actions as necessary to ensure compliance.

Regular Privacy Compliance Training:

  • Conduct regular privacy compliance training for business, R&D, executives, and other relevant stakeholders.

What you'll need:

Legal Experience:

  • 2-5 years of work experience.

  • 1-2 years of experience in data privacy compliance-related roles.

Regulatory Knowledge:

  • Working understanding of privacy law principles, including the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy laws.

  • Preference for candidates with experience in GDPR compliance projects.

Language Skills:

  • Proficiency in both Chinese and English, with the ability to use them as working languages.

Communication and Coordination Skills:

  • Strong communication and coordination abilities to work effectively with cross-functional teams.


  • CIPP is preferred but not necessary.

Klook is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire talented and passionate people of all backgrounds. We believe that a joyful workplace is an inclusive workplace, one where employees from all walks of life have an equal opportunity to thrive. We’re dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive culture where everyone belongs.

Klook does not accept unsolicited resumes from any temporary staffing agency, placement service or professional recruiter (“Agency”). Klook will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions or other payments related to such unsolicited resumes.

An Agency must obtain advance written approval from Klook’s Talent Acquisition Team to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed agreement for service and in response to a specific job opening for which the Agency has been requested to submit resumes for. Klook will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions or other payments to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place or does not comply with the foregoing.