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Anna Paimela

Anna joined Folks in summer 2016. She has a broad experience in media and digital business law, having worked for a listed media company, most recently leading the group's data protection team. Anna has been involved in numerous digital business product and service development projects as a member of the digital leadership team, and has built group-wide GDPR talents, documentations and processes.

Anna's areas of expertise include data protection, ICT and other commercial contracts, consumer protection and marketing law, employment law and media policy.

Relevant work experience and positions of trust:


  • Legal Folks Ltd, Partner 2016 -

  • Sanoma Plc, Senior Legal Counsel, Head of Privacy 2015-2016

  • Sanoma Media Finland Ltd, Corporate Counsel & Senior Legal Counsel 2010-2015

  • Hedman Partners Attorneys Ltd, Associate 2008-2009

  • IAB Finland, Member of the Board 2021-2022, Chair of the Data Protection Working Party 2015-2021 and Member 2010-

  • RadioMedia, Lead Policy Specialist 2021-

  • Finnish Copyright Delegation, member 2023-2027


  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki 2007

  • Bachelor of Political Science, University of Helsinki 2009

  • Certificate in English Law, Warwick University 2006

Examples of Anna's projects:

  • Assisted listed companies in digital and data transformation projects

  • Provided GDPR training for hundreds of people with commendable feedback

  • Led dozens of co-operation negotiation processes

  • Drafted and negotiated hundreds of ICT and technology agreements

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