Johanna Sveinbjarnardottir


About Johanna Sveinbjarnardottir

Johanna is an Associate at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Technology and Digitalisation practice. She specializes in matters relating to data protection, privacy and digitalisation, with particular focus on implementation of data protection compliance and related assistance but also has experience in IP and marketing law as well as IT and information security.

She holds an LL.M. degree in Information and Communication Technology Law from the University of Oslo and a master's degree from the University of Iceland. Her dissertation related to the concept of "transfer" of personal data, and she has considerable experience from working with matters relating to transfer of personal data across borders, such as binding corporate rules and the practical implementation of such rules in multinational companies.

Johanna has had several traineeships in various law firms and companies, most notably in Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA) and has been working with data privacy related issues since 2015, both as a trainee and an associate. Despite her young age, she has a broad and practical experience from working with data protection and privacy, both as an external advisor, but also from the internal business perspective, having a few years secondment in a multinational Norwegian company, where she gained broad experience with data protection and privacy and the practical implementation of the data privacy requirements into all aspects of the business.

Johanna advises on all aspects of data protection and privacy, such as on data processing agreements, privacy policies, personal data breaches and notification requirements, internal control and information security, data protection in working environments and matters relating to marketing and personal data, such as the use of cookies and collection and management of consents, in addition to advising on general compliance matters.

She is often used as an external examiner at the University of Oslo for matters relating to data protection and privacy.

Work experience
  • 2018 -

    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2016 - 2018

    Associate, Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS

  • 2014 - 2015

    Trainee at Statoil, Klagenemnda for miljø- og resurssaker and various law firms

  • 2021

  • 2015

    Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Information and Communication Technology Law, Universitetet i Oslo

  • 2014

    Cand.jur., University of Iceland

  • 2014

    Exchange student, University of Oslo