Siiri Vello is an Attorney at Law at NJORD Law Firm, who mainly deals with data protection and IT law and has experience in settling disputes out of court and in court proceedings. Siiri has represented local and international clients in various litigation and out-of-court settlement in various areas such as construction, planning, medicine, and other contractual disputes.
Siiri’s day-to-day area of expertise is data protection and IT law related to the rapidly evolving world of technology, both in terms of current everyday issues and in the preparation of comprehensive contracts, analyses, and assessments. The experience of dispute resolution helps Siiri to take into account potential risks and dispute points when drawing up documents such as terms of service and privacy policies.
Siiri also helps to communicate with supervisory authorities and to find solutions that are suitable for all parties in the event of disagreement. In addition to advising clients, Siiri has carried out several training courses regarding data protection and IT law and contributed to international studies.
Siiri has a thorough knowledge of open data and has analysed the field of personalised medicine in-depth, both in terms of personal data protection and more general legal issues. Clients highly appreciate Siiri’s accuracy and commitment.
Siiri has previous professional experience in the public sector, where she was involved in advising on public procurements, including in the field of IT and construction, as well as various negotiations and disputes.
Siiri has gained additional knowledge in the field of software testing and has a basic level certificate and practical experience in testing. Siiri’s working languages are Estonian and English. Siiri has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 2015.
Estonian Bar Association
- Lecture about open data ”Avaandmete arengust Eestis ja mõtteid PSI direktiivi teemal”, from the series ”Tehnoloogia ja õigus”(Technology and law) 11.02.2020
- Open data workshop, 06.12.2019 (Assistant Attorney Siiri Vello and Attorney Liisi Jürgen)
- Training about implementing GDPR in companies “Teie ettevõttest lekivad andmed!?”. RMP, 01.03.2018
- “eHealthTallinn2017” conference, „Are you GDPR ready?“ one of the presenters, 16.10.2017 and 18.10.2017
- Morning seminar about new data protection requirements for accountants “Uutest andmekaitse reeglitest raamatupidajale”, 14.09.2017
- Webinar about cloud solutions and GDPR “Pilvelahendused ja uus andmekaitsemäärus”, 25.01.2017
- "Siiri Vello and Tea Kookmaa: lack of cooperation deepens the crisis". err.ee, 09.03.2021.
- "Legal experts: The Digital Markets Act, to be created by the European Commission, needs to be reconsidered". err.ee, 02.03.2021.
- "Personal data as unusual currency. Do you still want to pay this way?" Ärileht, 15.01.2021.
- "Patient data - a huge headache and a maze of rules?” med24.ee, 17.07.2019.
- "Technical solutions for meeting GDPR requirements". Rmp.ee, 03.04.2018.
- "Income can also be seized in the case of a minimum wage". Raamatupidamise Praktik, February 2018.
- "Why am I always offered cookies online?" ituudised.ee, 11.02.2018.
- "What is GDPR and how it affects you?" Ärileht, 07.02.2018 .
- "Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate advises to betimes prepare for the GDPR”. Magazine Focus 2/2017.
- "Dynamic IP is part of personal data - the Court of Justice of the European Union has extended its interpretation”. ituudised.ee, 20.12.2016.
- "The law regulating e-identification and trust services entered into force”. ituudised.ee, 28.10.2016 .
- Article "The new framework for the transfer of data from the European Union to the USA is developing persistently”. ituudised.ee, 10.06.2016.
- Article on enforcement of a new public procurement act: “When the new Public Procurement Act came into force, the ministry's inability to plan became apparent”. Ärileht, 13.03.2016.
- "New EU regulation on data protection”. Magazine Focus 1/2016.
- "Rules to protect business secrets”. Magazine Personalipraktik, 44/2015, p. 10-11.
- "The harsh reality of the village shop”. Äripäev, 17.12.2015 .
- "Conformity assessment of digital content. European draft law regarding common sales right”. Juridica, 210/2014, p. 751-761.
2021- Attorney at Law, NJORD
2015-2021 Associate, NJORD
2014 Associate, MAQS Law Firm
2013-2014 Ministry of Social Affairs (lawyer, public procurement)
2011-2013 Advokaadibüroo Soop
2019 (aprill) ISTQB Foundation Level Certificate (CTFL)
2014 Tartu Ülikool, õigusteadus MA
2012 Tartu Ülikool, õigusteadus BA