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Privacy Program Manager-Risk Management-PDPO-San Jose

San Jose, CA


TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok's global headquarters are in Los Angeles and Singapore, and its offices include New York, London, Dublin, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.

Why Join Us
Creation is the core of TikTok's purpose. Our platform is built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make TikTok possible.
Together, we inspire creativity and bring joy - a mission we all believe in and aim towards achieving every day.
To us, every challenge, no matter how difficult, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always.

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At TikTok, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact - for ourselves, our company, and the communities we serve.
Join us.

PDPO (Privacy and Data Protection Office) is the organization to lead, supervise, and empower all TikTok's privacy work in an accountable and industry leading way. You will join a global team driving privacy best practices across TikTok. Our focus involves ensuring compliance with global laws, regulations and the adoption of privacy best practices. In this role, you will drive multiple programs, in collaboration with colleagues around the world. You will partner with legal and technical teams to drive change across the organization.

About the Role

- Develop, implement, and maintain privacy risk management framework to ensure compliance with global privacy regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, etc
- Execute regular privacy risk assessments and audits to identify potential privacy risks and develop mitigation strategies
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including IT, legal, and human resources, to ensure that privacy considerations are integrated into business processes, product development, and technology solutions
- Develop and maintain privacy policies, procedures, and documentation to support compliance efforts and best practices
- Facilitate privacy training and awareness programs for employees to promote a culture of privacy and data protection within the organization
- Monitor changes in privacy laws and regulations and assess their impact on the organization's privacy program, updating policies and practices as necessary
- Serve as the point of contact for privacy-related inquiries from employees, customers, and regulators.
- Provide guidance and support to business units in conducting data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) for new and existing processes
- Develop standardized processes, technical solutions, and knowledge sharing tools
- Excel in situations of ambiguity, leveraging a high degree of judgment and analysis to navigate uncertain regulatory landscapes and guide the organization through complex privacy challenges


Minimum Qualifications:
- Minimum bachelor's degree
- Minimum 5+ years work experience, with 2+ years of experience in privacy risk, data protection, or a related field, with a proven track record of executing privacy programs
- Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills, combined with excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Attention to detail, organized, resourceful, with interest and proven ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural and multi-functional environment
- Strong understanding of global data protection laws and regulations, including GDPR, CCPA, and industry-specific regulations.

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience conducting privacy impact assessments and managing privacy compliance audits.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex privacy concepts to diverse audiences.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a detail-oriented approach to managing projects and tasks.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in environments of ambiguity and constant change.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to engage with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at

Job Information

[For Pay Transparency] Compensation Description (annually)

The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $147000 - $269800 annually.

Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.

Our company benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support our employees to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees:

We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care.

Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off (PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability.

We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.

Client-provided location(s): San Jose, CA, USA
Job ID: TikTok-7263258972516550968
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • HSA
    • Life Insurance
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • Snacks
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Company Equity
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Mentor Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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