Kristina Nesset Kjerstad


About Kristina Nesset Kjerstad

Kristina Nesset Kjerstad is an Associate at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Technology and digitalisation practice. She has been working with privacy and IT law for more than 10 years and has broad expertise from working in both public and private sectors.

Kristina previously led the privacy team at Telenor Group, one of Europe's largest telecommunications companies. At Telenor, Kristina worked operationally and strategically with privacy, as well as being in charge of developing the framework for internal controls and governance across the group. She has good insights into the needs and issues faced by international technology companies.

Additionally, Kristina has worked with legislation and policy-making in the fields of privacy and digitalisation at the European Commission and at the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation.

Work experience
  • 2021 -

    Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo

  • 2019 - 2021

    Group Privacy Officer, Telenor ASA

  • 2018 - 2019

    Vice President, Privacy Europe, Telenor ASA

  • 2017 - 2018

    Senior Privacy Advisor, Telenor ASA

  • 2015

    National Expert in Professional Training, DG Connect, EU Commission

  • 2015 - 2017

    Policy Officer / Seconded National Expert, EU Commission

  • 2012

    Course leader, Privacy in Public Administration, University of Oslo

  • 2012 - 2015

    Advisor, Kommunal- og Moderniseringsdepartementet

  • 2011 - 2012

    Legal Consultant, Opera Software ASA

  • 2010 - 2011

    Multidisciplinary degree, including Data Protection Law, Intellectual Property Law, Law of Contracts, Criminal Law and Public Law. Taught and examined in French., LL.M Information Systems and Information Technology Law, Université de Strasbourg

  • 2008

    Exchange (media studies), McGill University, Montréal

  • 2006 - 2008

    The degree included courses on topics such as media history, media economics, media technology, media sociology and media rhetorics., Bachelor in Media Science, University of Bergen

  • 2004 - 2011

    Master's thesis completed in November 2011: The Way the Cookie Crumbles? The Norwegian Implementation of the 'cookie directive' From a Privacy Perspective., Master of Laws, University of Oslo