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Head of Legal, Global Information Security & Incident Response

$320,000- $492,800/ year
Posted Jul 09
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York


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.
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.

About the Team:
Our Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs team provides key support for all of TikTok’s innovative initiatives, state-of-the-art products, and integrated platforms servicing our global video market. We help our technology and business teams enable their vision by providing integrated legal guidance and compliance support for global privacy and regulatory affairs matters, including support for information security, incident response related matters and data privacy. The TikTok team is growing fast and is seeking highly experienced, bright and capable legal professionals to join the team. One of the critical challenges is the need for our team to provide exceptional support for information security matters involving TikTok. The following describes the responsibilities and requirements for the role.

- Manage a team of legal professionals within the information security and incident response vertical on the Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs team
- Oversee and manage the day to day legal support for incident response, covering information security, privacy, safety, and other breaches and incidents
- Advise on the development and implementation of information security and data protection policies and processes
- Provide thought leadership on security-related regulatory and statutory matters that may impact the company
- Collaborate with security teams on matters relating to data assurance, data protection, threat defense, risk management, and regulatory compliance
- Work with legal and product teams globally to review products, features, new applications and initiatives to provide legal risk mitigation strategies to ensure legal compliance for products from an information security perspective
- Provide support to procurement and commercial teams with respect to information security aspects of contract and relationship discussions with third parties
- Coordinate with legal, information security, trust & safety, privacy & data protection, and other cross-functional colleagues on all matters related to information security and incident response, including communication, policy development, and enforcement aspects


Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school (or foreign equivalent) with membership in good standing in a US State Bar
- Past experiences should include extensive leadership responsibilities leading global teams of legal professionals and providing legal counsel in enterprise technology or leading consumer-facing digital applications, ideally including user-generated content.
- Significant experience in information security and incident response within a major global technology company.
- Proven experience advising on cyber risks, remediation, cybersecurity standards, frameworks, risk assessments and certification processes
- Extensive experience working with international teams in various time zones in a cross-functional environment
- Detailed oriented, strong documentation, presentation, and communication skills in a cross-functional and global role
- Strong drafting, presentation, and communication skills in a cross-functional and global role

Preferred Qualifications:
- Background in data privacy and national security matters
- Interest and ability to understand complex technical issues and excellent problem solving skills
- Highly motivated, proactive work ethic, ability to multitask, collaborate and produce results in an ever-changing legal and regulatory environment

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 $320000 - $492800 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.​