I am a practical data protection lawyer. I advise on a broad range of data protection law questions. Often my work is cross-sectoral and linked to other fields of law, such as privacy in employment and questions related to data protection in M&A. I regularly give lectures and training on current data protection matters.Recently I was on a secondment in a multinational technology sector company where I assisted the legal department and the concern's data protection team in a cross-border project relating to transfers of personal data.Prior to joining our team here at Bird & Bird, I worked as a lawyer at the Ministry of Transport and Communications. My work included preparation of a legislative review of the ePrivacy Directive and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) within the administrative sector of transport and communications as well as other national and EU initiatives regarding privacy. I was a member of the Ministry of Justice working group in charge of preparing the legislative amendments required by GDPR. Besides data protection, I regularly advise on compliance with Finnish telecommunications law, including law enforcement access and Finnish surveillance legislation. I am a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as well as the Finnish IT Law Association. I am Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).