AI Data Privacy & IP Staff Attorney

AI Ethics

Full Time

United States (location flexible) or Tokyo, Japan

General information

Sony AI is seeking highly motivated, self-driven individuals with expertise in areas of law relevant to AI, particularly data privacy and copyright. Sony has many real-world AI applications in entertainment and electronics, and we are looking for smart, enthusiastic people who want to contribute to developing fair, transparent, and accountable technology.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Advise on AI legal and policy matters, such as data privacy law and copyright law
  • Conduct legal and policy research on topics such as data governance and AI regulation
  • Contribute to the development of internal guidelines around AI ethics best practices
  • Track regulatory developments relevant to AI
  • Collaborate with Government Affairs teams to draft comments on regulatory proposals
  • Work closely with a team of AI researchers and programmers in the US, Switzerland and Japan on ambitious AI ethics projects

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Qualified lawyer in the US, EU, or Japan
  • 3+ years of data privacy and compliance experience
  • Deep knowledge of data privacy. Expertise in global and European data protection laws and practices and an in-depth understanding of the GDPR
  • Capable of conducting data privacy compliance reviews and audits
  • Expertise in applying legal frameworks to data and AI
  • Expertise and prior experience in copyright law preferred
  • Experience working with different stakeholders, such as engineering, legal, and compliance units
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills, including the ability to articulate complex concepts to both expert and non-expert audiences

Other Required Knowledge

  • The ability to deliver on tight deadlines and adapt to evolving or changing requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and willingness in learning Japanese (if working in Japan)

Preferable major


Working Location

United States (location flexible) or Tokyo, Japan

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