Privacy Specialist, Woven City Management

Woven Planet

  • Full Time

Woven Planet Group (Woven Planet) represents a carefully curated blend of expertise and resources dedicated to bringing the vision of “Mobility to Love, Safety to Live” to life. Through innovations and investments in automated driving, robotics, smart cities, and more, we are transforming how humankind lives, works, and moves. We exist to design, build, and deliver secure, connected, and sustainable mobility solutions that benefit all people worldwide. Founded in 2018 as Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Woven Planet is composed of four complementary companies: Woven Planet Holdings, Woven Core, Woven Alpha, and Woven Capital.

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The Toyota Woven City is a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells to be built at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. It is envisioned as ‘A Living Laboratory’ and ‘Ever Evolving City’, incorporating various types of cutting edge technologies. At the same time, it is also ‘Human-Centered,’ that is, it is expected to keep people safe and comfortable. Our mission is to guide every single business and service of Woven City to most effectively and passionately move forward towards each operation phase of the ever-evolving city.

The Toyota Woven City contains 10+ key strategic focus areas and we are envisioning to empower people through these services and realize a “Human-Centered” experience for everyone. 

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Do you have experience identifying and managing enterprise or administration privacy and security risks end-to-end, identifying gaps in compliance?
We are looking for an experienced Privacy Specialist who will be responsible for Woven City’s data privacy and protection function not only to ensure compliance with various regulations and best practices but also to implement Woven City’s privacy policy and measures that are firmly based on the city’s vision ‘Human-Centered’. 

You will digest 10+ key strategic focus areas and Woven City’s privacy policy, and ensure compliance externally and internally with the applicable requirements under various data privacy regulations.

Woven City privacy demands high standards and requires challenges, so a passion and discipline around privacy and delivery is critical. A high level of ownership and accountability is a must.




  • Digest Woven City 10+ key strategic focus area by working various internal stakeholders including engineers as an One Team. Identify critical areas in terms of privacy and organize in order of priority.
  • Implement and maintain a privacy governance framework to manage data use in compliance with applicable data protection regulations, including developing policies, standards and templates for data collection, and assists with data mapping, and vendor management reviews
  • Collaborate with other privacy and security teams to ensure alignment between privacy and security compliance programs including policies, practices, investigations
  • Perform the necessary data privacy risk assessment such as PIA/DPIA, mitigation and remediation
  • Perform or assist data privacy compliance audits programs to identify gaps in controls and processes and drive remediation efforts



  • 3-5+ years of experience within Information Risk Management, IT audit or Privacy/Security Governance function
  • Hands-on experience that proves to work independently when required as a part of team work
  • Experience working in an environment where privacy is multi-faceted and not exclusively compliance related
  • Proven record of meeting privacy requirements such as APPI, GDPR and CCPA
  • Experience in IT auditing and technical assessments of networks, operating systems, cloud environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Mind-set to simplify or automate process so that the other team can perform tasks efficiently



  • A legal, compliance or policy related background would be an advantage
  • Hands-on experience in using GRC tools (Ideally online GRC tools such as OneTrust, etc.)
  • Technical expertise in the security field
  • Basic knowledge of privacy enhancement technologies in general


    If you are currently located at outside of Japan, don’t worry, we’ll set an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.
    ・Competitive Salary – Based on skills and experience
    ・Work Hours – Flexible working time with NO core-hours
    ・Paid Holiday – 20 days per year (prorated)
    ・Sick Leave – 6 days per year (prorated)
    ・Holiday – Sat & Sun, Japanese National Holidays, and other days defined by the company
    ・Japanese Social Security – all applicable (Health Insurance, Pension, Workers’ Comp, and Unemployment Insurance, Long-term care insurance)
    ・In-house Training Program (software study/language study)
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