Morgan Stanley

Applicant Privacy Policy


By submitting a job application, you agree and consent to Morgan Stanley and/or its affiliates and/or subsidiaries and other third parties authorised by Morgan Stanley (collectively "Morgan Stanley Group") using the information contained in your application and any other personal information obtained about you during the recruitment process to confirm your references, to verify your educational background, to consider your application, to consider you for applicable diversity and inclusion initiatives and for any other purpose regarding your application or our current or future recruitment requirements, to comply with our obligations under applicable law or regulation and for purposes as specified herein and in the Morgan Stanley Privacy Policy (the "Purposes").

Your Sensitive Personal Data

Morgan Stanley Group’s diversity and inclusion strategy supports the firm’s core values and has been designed to help us achieve our ambition of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. In order to support our strategy, we ask both hired and prospective talent to provide information defined by certain data protection and privacy laws as Sensitive Personal Data (e.g., ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.). This information may be used for the purposes of applicable diversity and inclusion initiatives, including benchmarking, and measuring the firm’s progress against its diversity and inclusion strategy, maintaining a balance of diverse candidates during the recruitment process, and providing scholarships and mentoring opportunities.

Accordingly, Morgan Stanley Group relies on your consent to process Personal Data, including any Sensitive Personal Data, for the purposes outlined above. The provision of any Sensitive Personal Data is voluntary, and you are not required to provide any Sensitive Personal Data to submit your application. If you choose to provide Sensitive Personal Data, please note that you are explicitly consenting to Morgan Stanley Group’s processing of this data. Identifiable Sensitive Personal Data will only be accessed by limited HR employees and key stakeholders involved in the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy for the purposes of applicable diversity and inclusion initiatives described above. Where possible, your Sensitive Personal Data will be processed on an aggregated and/or anonymized basis and may be shared with hiring managers in that aggregated and/or anonymized form.

Subject to applicable law, you have the right to withdraw your consent for the processing of your Personal Data or your Sensitive Personal Data at any time and can do so by contacting However, withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing up to that point.

Please also note that Morgan Stanley Group:

  • Leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with your application for employment. Specifically, Morgan Stanley Group uses these technologies to learn from publicly available sources and/or information you provide to us the skills, experience, titles, etc. that may be relevant to the jobs we think you would be interested in and/or to which you have applied. Such technologies are used to create match scores associated with profiles that help recruiters filter candidates for jobs. Morgan Stanley Group personnel review the scores and profiles produced by these technologies prior to using them to make employment decisions. In addition, Morgan Stanley trains recruiters and hiring managers to recognize and mitigate biases and help prevent it.
  • Transfers, processes and stores your Personal Data (including any Sensitive Personal Data) in any country where the Morgan Stanley Group has offices, including in the United States and other countries that may provide different levels of protection for Personal Data;
  • May hold, process and disclose Personal Data to third parties in connection with the purposes outlined above, including to those who administer and manage our business, employees, and prospective employees and to any regulatory body or law enforcement agency;
  • Retains Personal Data for a reasonable period of time in order to comply with legal and regulatory obligations and/or in accordance with our retention policies and procedures;
  • May proactively share your Personal Data with a limited number of hiring managers and divisional stakeholders to consider you for other relevant open positions. We will notify you if suitable opportunities have been identified and you will have the opportunity to opt out of receiving those notifications;
  • Adds you and your Personal Data – including your Sensitive Personal Data - to our Talent Pool if your application is unsuccessful so that we can consider you for future opportunities; and
  • Will apply appropriate technical, administrative and organisational measures to your Personal Data (including any Sensitive Personal Data) designed to prevent unauthorised access, loss or destruction as required under applicable Data Protection Laws.

By sharing your Personal Data with Morgan Stanley Group: 

  1. You acknowledge and agree to the collection, processing, disclosure, and transfer of your Personal Data and additionally consent to the processing of your Personal Data by Morgan Stanley Group as specified herein.
  2. If you choose to disclose Sensitive Personal Data in your application, you also explicitly consent to the processing of this Sensitive Personal Data by Morgan Stanley Group as specified herein.

For more information about how Morgan Stanley Group processes your Personal Data and Sensitive Personal Data, including the rights you have under applicable Data Protection Laws, please consult the applicable Morgan Stanley Privacy Policy.

For New York City Residents only: When you apply to jobs through our career site, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies will be used in connection with your application. You may take at least 10 business days to decide whether to submit your information through this process. By continuing, you acknowledge your understanding of that and, if you elect to proceed before the expiration of 10 business days, your knowing and willful decision to proceed sooner. If you would like to request an alternative evaluation process, please contact Human Resources at 1-877-674-7411.

By sharing your Personal Data with Morgan Stanley Group, you acknowledge your receipt and understanding of this Applicant Privacy Policy.