Eija Warma-Lehtinen, CIPP/E


Castrén & Snellman

Country Leader, Nordics, IAPP; Partner, Data Protection and Privacy

Attorney Eija Warma-Lehtinen has worked for Castren & Snellman Attorneys Ltd. since 2005. She heads the firm’s Data Protection & Privacy practice and co-heads the Compliance and & Investigations Service. She is responsible for handling assignments related to data protection, privacy and cyber incidents, and she is one of the few Finnish attorneys specialising exclusively in this field. Warma-Lehtinen's extensive experience, national and international expertise in the field and experience working at the Finnish data protection ombudsman's office make her a well-recognised data protection specialist in Europe.


In addition to her studies and law degree at the University of Lapland (Finland), Warma-Lehtinen has also studied law at Tulane Law School in New Orleans and at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she completed an LLM degree. Besides studies, Warma-Lehtinen has also gained practical experience in the U.S. through her work at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, in Atlanta in autumn 2009. Since 2021, she has worked as a Professor of Practise at University of Lapland.


Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Who's Who Internet & e-Commerce, Information Technology and Women in Business Law rank her among Finland's leading legal experts. Finnish technology magazine Tivi listed her as one of the top 100 technology influencers in Finland.


Contributions by Eija Warma-Lehtinen

  • Notes from the IAPP Europe, 29 May 2020
    Europe Data Protection Digest
  • Notes from the IAPP Europe, 4 Oct. 2019
    Europe Data Protection Digest
  • Impacts of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on European Data Controller and Processors
    Speaker at Helsinki KnowledgeNet: 5 June 2019
  • Audit Season: International Outlook, Trends and Tactics
    Speaker at Stockholm KnowledgeNet: 4 June 2019
  • EU Overview: Regulator and Legislative Update
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Privacy Bar Section Forum
    Forum Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Privacy Bar Section Forum
    Forum Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Notes from the IAPP Europe, 27 April 2018
    Europe Data Protection Digest
  • Democratising Big Data by Reducing the Discriminatory Impact
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017