• WhatsApp is a fast-growing communication company with over 1 billion active users globally. We help bring friends, families, communities, futbol groups, doctors, storm chasers, and millions of others together. We are looking for the best individuals to grow and support this incredible community of users.
  • WhatsApp has been ranked as one of the Top 25 most downloaded apps in over 100 countries in the Apple App Store and has received over 1 Billion installs from Google Play.
  • This role will handle cutting-edge and complex legal matters involving global privacy and will support other global regulatory compliance areas as appropriate. You must have flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and organizational needs. In addition, you must have the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced, small but growing environment and work collaboratively and proactively with the legal team and other internal and external stakeholders.


  • Provide legal counsel on privacy and other related regulatory matters furthering WhatsApp’s initiatives to better connect users
  • Support a compliance strategy with applicable law and regulation around the world relating to privacy and other associated areas
  • Review and advise on pending and developing applicable law and regulation globally
  • Review and advise on operational privacy programs
  • Collaborate with other members of the WhatsApp and Facebook legal teams on the above as appropriate
  • Travel globally

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. degree and membership in at least one state bar
  • 5+ years attorney experience handling data privacy matters and work supporting regulatory and compliance matters
  • Privacy experience, including engagement experience with applicable regulatory bodies
  • Experience developing approaches to legal challenges with a track record providing legal advice to businesses
  • Experience working with mobile and/or Internet and technology companies
  • Experience providing advice under deadlines
  • Experience handling projects in different types of environments with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Experience with both U.S. and international data protection law

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience handling security, consumer protection, marketing, competition, and telco regulatory and compliance matters
  • Experience learning new areas of law and regulation in a variety of jurisdictions

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