Siiri Vello is an attorney 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. 

Membership

Estonian Bar Association

Presentations
  • 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
Publications
Experience

2015-           Associate, NJORD

2014             Associate, MAQS Law Firm

2013-2014   Ministry of Social Affairs (lawyer, public procurement)

2011-2013    Advokaadibüroo Soop

Haridus

2019 (aprill)   ISTQB Foundation Level Certificate (CTFL)

2014              Tartu Ülikool, õigusteadus MA

2012              Tartu Ülikool, õigusteadus BA

Languages

Estonian, English

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