Mikko Niva



Group Privacy Officer, Head of Legal, Privacy, Security and Content Standard

Mikko Niva works as the Global Privacy Officer for Vodafone. He is responsible for Vodafone’s global privacy programme, covering more than 600 million mobile, broadband, TV, IoT and other customers in over 24 countries. Mikko received the Data Protection Officer of the Year Award for Excellence in Data Protection in 2019, by UK Information Commissioner. During his tenure, Vodafone has received the HPE-IAPP Award for Most Innovative Privacy Programme (2019), the Privacy Tech award for best use of technology (2019), and the IAPP honorary mention for Vodafone Location Insights –product (2018). Mikko is a member of the IAPP global board as well as the co-chair of GC100 data protection group. 


Contributions by Mikko Niva

  • Privacy Beyond Compliance? Enhance Privacy Implementation with Maturity Models
    Web Conference Speaker
  • Member of Executive Committee 2021 - 2024
  • Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2020 - Cancelled
  • Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2020 - Cancelled
  • Member of Board of Directors 2020 - 2024
  • Privacy Panel Session
    Speaker at London KnowledgeNet: 3 October 2019
  • Risk Scoring: Measuring Risk for GDPR, ISO27001, Vendors, Breaches, DPIAs & More
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
  • Innovative and Regulatory Oversight
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019