Tobias Bräutigam, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP


Bird & Bird Finland

Adjunct Professor, Uni Helsinki; Senior Legal Counsel, Head of Data Protection

Tobias Bräutigam heads Bird & Bird's Privacy and Data Protection practice in Helsinki.

His practice covers the provision of detailed privacy advice including advising on the development of new products and services, review and negotiation of contracts, drafting of policies and review of campaigns. In addition, he advises on a range of Finnish and international data compliance projects, including the implementation of global data management strategies, international data transfers and local data protection compliance. As external advisor, he has run several multinational GDPR projects and given over 100 GDPR workshops, trainings and lectures in the last 2 years.

Before joining Bird & Bird in 2016, Tobias worked as a Senior Legal Counsel at Microsoft and Nokia with responsibility for privacy and data protection. Tobias' in house experience included advising on all matters of privacy compliance, including privacy impact assessments, guideline drafting, incident handling. As a training and awareness officer for privacy, Tobias has a broad experience in giving training sessions in different formats and to different audiences.

Originally qualified in Germany, Tobias defended his PhD in information law at University of Helsinki. A regular speaker on privacy at conferences and industry fora, Tobias is a Member of the European Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and used to co-chair of the Helsinki KnowledgeNet for the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is an associate professor at Helsinki University and teaches information law.

He speaks German, English, Finnish and French.


Contributions by Tobias Bräutigam

  • I Say "High", You Say "Low” — Risk Assessments Under the Proposed AI Act
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2022
  • EU Regulatory Update
    Speaker at Virtual Helsinki KnowledgeNet: 11 November 2021
  • Privacy Beyond Compliance? Enhance Privacy Implementation with Maturity Models
    Web Conference Speaker
  • Global Privacy 2021: Emerging privacy issues at home and abroad
    Speaker at Virtual Minneapolis/St. Paul KnowledgeNet: January 28, 2021
  • Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2020 - Cancelled
  • Member of Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board 2020 - 2021
  • A Day in the Life of an AI Project: Privacy Fields Forever?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Identity Crisis: Processors, Controllers or Joint Controllers? Case Studies
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • Privacy and Data Protection Law Forum
    Forum Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • GDPR Umsetzung: Organisieren und Prioritisieren
    Web Conference Speaker