Facebook Privacy Policy Manager, EMEA in Amsterdam, Netherlands


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.


Facebook seeks a highly motivated, well organized, team player to join our growing policy team in Europe. The position will focus on data protection and privacy legislation, primarily in Europe, and EMEA. The ideal candidate has a strong background in privacy and data protection and is comfortable working on technology policy issues. Candidates should have excellent analytical skills and be strong writers with significant experience in developing and drafting comments and other materials for regulators, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders. Candidates also should be excellent public speakers. This is a great opportunity to work on novel public policy issues in an exciting environment.

This position could be based in London, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Hamburg, Rome or Amsterdam and reports to the Director for Privacy Policy, Europe.

Required Skills:

  1. Act as direct support to the Director for Privacy Policy, Europe, in working closely with a cross-functional global team on data protection and privacy policy issues across EU, Turkey, Middle East and Africa

  2. Analyse legislative and regulatory proposals concerning privacy, data protection, data security and other related technology issues

  3. Advise on the privacy implications of new products and features in the EMEA region, especially in light of the new European legal framework

  4. Work with policy team to draft position papers, briefing materials, and related documents

  5. Actively engage with regulators, policymakers and other third parties and build strong and trusted relationships, particularly with national Data Protection Authorities. Represent Facebook at meetings and conferences

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Proven successful track record of leading privacy and technology policy issues

  2. Strong analytical, writing and public speaking skills

  3. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to make sound judgments under tight deadlines

  4. Strong knowledge of and interest in emerging technologies and devices and of Facebook products and platform

  5. Strong and current knowledge of data protection and privacy legislative and policy issues

  6. Demonstrated ability to find pragmatic and creative solution to business issues and provide concise and business-focused advice

  7. High degree of flexibility, willingness travel and to work on a wide variety of legal and policy questions

  8. Excellent academic credentials, Law Degree beneficial

  9. Experience in operational privacy, senior management position preferred

  10. Privacy certification (e.g. CIPP or CIPM or similar) a plus

  11. Working with a web 2.0 or social networking company on privacy issues a plus

  12. Candidates need to include any links to articles/videos/media interviews which demonstrate their track record in this field.

Industry: Internet