Karen Lawrence Öqvist


Privasee AB

Founder, CEO

Karen Lawrence Öqvist was doing information security before it was called information security, that’s around 20+ years ago. She has during these years worked at a deeply technical level and evolved to where she is today, as founder and CEO of Privasee AB, a startup in Sweden. Privasee is a niche company, which offers privacy online training, workshops and EU data protection compliance services; to assist clients in their preparation for the upcoming GDPR.


Karen has under her belt many years of experience in working for Fortune

100 companies, not forgetting the smaller and medium sized companies where her career in information security was born. She started her career in UK, and moved on to Cern in Geneva, and to Novell as a consultant specialised in identity and access management in Zurich. She has since moved on to Sweden and evolved her skill-set into information security, compliance, privacy, management and entrepreneurship.


Since 2007 she has written numerous articles, and a book on privacy and data protection. She has two masters degrees, one in information security and the other in business administration. She is a popular speaker and enjoys challenging the status quo, and social norms; which can sometimes get her into trouble!


Contributions by Karen Lawrence Öqvist

  • Hands-On Guide to GDPR Compliance: Privacy by Design, Privacy by Default
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • Hands-On Guide to GDPR Compliance