Caroline Olstedt Carlström


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Caroline Olstedt Carlström

Caroline is head of Cirios’s Data Privacy group. She has more than 17 years’ experience of international data protection and has served as legal and strategic advisor to companies in the IT, media, telecommunications, energy, finance and biotech sectors. Caroline’s broad experience in data privacy covers a wide range of operational, compliance, regulatory, strategic and policy aspects.

She has advised some of the world’s largest organisations on issues such as international data transfers, regulatory compliance and product development. For five years she also served as Vice President Privacy at Klarna Bank, with global responsibility for Klarna group’s data protection strategy and compliance, managing its Global Privacy Office.

Caroline Olstedt Carlström's in-depth expertise in data protection issues ranging from GDPR compliance to acting as a data protection officer. Her strength in fine and administrative proceedings for high-profile clients complements her offering. Caroline is ranked in the Spotlight table by Chambers & Partners.

"Caroline Olstedt Carlström is a notable practitioner in the Swedish market. Great depth of knowledge and also a sounding board for day-to-day issues." - Legal 500. Read more under the section Rankings and reviews.

  • Rankings and reviews

    Testimonials from clients, Legal 500

    "Caroline Olstedt Carlström has expert knowledge of privacy."

    "The team is led by one of Sweden’s best privacy lawyers, Caroline Olstedt Carlström."

    "Caroline Olstedt Carlström has an outstandingly high level of knowledge of the Swedish and EU privacy regulation. She has also a very high level of understanding of the business’ needs within this area."

    "Caroline Olstedt Carlström has a pedagogic talent to explain complex rules."

    "Interested in our business and flexible."

    Clients describe Caroline Olstedt Carlström as "one of the leading experts in the area of personal data protection." - Chambers Europe

  • CV
    Lindahl law firm, Partner
    IAPP – International Association of Privacy Professionals, European Advisory Board Member
    2012 – 2017
    Klarna Bank AB, Vice President Privacy
    2000 – 2012
    DLA Piper Sweden, Senior Associate
    1999 – 2000
    Öhrlings PriceWaterhouseCoopers, International Tax consultant
    1997 – 1999
    Styrbjörn Gärde Law firm, Associate

    Swedish and English

  • Education
    Stockholm University, L.LM.
  • Membership
    Member of the Swedish Bar Association since 2017 (earlier 2003-2012)
    Forum för Dataskydd, Swedish Data Protection Forum
    IAPP International Association of Privacy Professionals