Senior Privacy Counsel

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

Senior Privacy Counsel

Airbnb is seeking a business-oriented attorney with experience in global privacy laws to join our growing legal team.  

You will be responsible for providing privacy legal support and advice to Airbnb’s global product and business teams. You must have substantial experience in privacy law, excellent judgment in balancing legal risks with business strategy and a proven ability to learn new areas of law and function independently in a demanding fast-paced environment. We’re looking for a highly adaptable and collaborative person who can handle ambiguity and rapidly shifting priorities with flexibility, patience, and poise. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide focused and pragmatic advice on the implementation and impact of global privacy laws to product and business teams.
  • Serve as an SME on privacy-by-design and privacy-by-default reviews, privacy impact assessments, and data protection impact assessments.
  • Support security incident response team in the evaluation of, and response to, potential data breaches.
  • Drive compliance strategies for U.S. and international data privacy and personal information collection rules, regulations and standards, including the GDPR.


  • JD and a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience in law firms, governmental agencies, and/or in-house legal departments.  In-house experience at a multinational consumer-facing technology company is strongly preferred.
  • Subject matter expert with at least nine years of experience focused on advising on global privacy laws relevant to consumer-facing technology companies.
  • Strong preference for CIPP/US or CIPP/E; if not, would consider candidates so long as ability and willingness to achieve one or both within six months.
  • Member of the California Bar (in good standing) or eligible to register as California Registered In-House Counsel.
  • A strong working knowledge of the Airbnb platform, evolving product lines, and competitive landscape.
  • Strong academic credentials.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The starting base pay for this role is between $172,000 and $214,000. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: education, experience, and skills. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.

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