Mikijs Zīmecs

Senior Associate

Certified Data Protection Officer, CIPP/E


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Mikijs Zīmecs is a senior associate who specializes in data protection, IT, IP and corporate law. He has substantial experience carrying out data processing audits and rendering assistance on compliance with GDPR for multinational and national companies. His level of expertise is confirmed by a CIPP/E certificate issued by IAPP, a Data Protection Officers certificate issued by the Latvian Data State Inspectorate as well as by published articles, conducted seminars and successfully defended dissertations on subjects linked to personal data protection.

Furthermore, Mikijs’ educational background in information security, technologies and business allows him to provide all clients with comprehensive and practical legal advice in the field of privacy and data protection and on the implementation of new technologies in business.

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University of Tartu

M.A. in Information Technology Law


Riga Graduate School of Law

LL.M. in International and European Law, degree with merit


Riga Graduate School of Law

LL.B. in Law and Business


ITechLaw Startup Legal Playbook
International Technology Law Association, June 2023.

The Latvia chapter was prepared by co-authors: Sarmis Spilbergs, Mikijs Zīmecs, Pauls Ančs, Irina Kostina, Dāvis Gertmans and Tomass Brinkmanis.


International Advertising Law: A Practical Global Guide, Second Edition
Globe Law and Business, April 2021

Co-author for the Latvia chapter together with Associate partner Sarmis Spilbergs, Senior associate Edvijs Zandars, Associates Kaspars Olsevskis and Pauls Ancs and Junior associate Anna Marta Nordmane.


WSG Global COVID-19 Task Force & Resource Center
World Services Group, April 2020

Due to the Covid-19 situation across the world, the international resource organization World Services Group has launched a Global Task Force and Resource Center with experts from several different jurisdictions to advise and guide during these uncertain times. As an active member of this network, Ellex lawyers in Latvia are the main contact with questions concerning Latvian law.


COVID-19 and Data Protection
Associate Partner Sarmis Spilbergs and Associate Mikijs Zīmecs have prepared a sample of a Privacy Policy that may help employees to process data related to COVID-19 in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.


EU GDPR country guide – Latvia. GDPR one year on
Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, May 2019

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across the European Union on May 25, 2018. A year after GDPR implementation, this article provides a description of the current position in Latvia by Certified Data Protection Officer Mikijs Zimecs.


The new Personal data processing law in Latvia comes into effect
By: Mikijs Zīmecs

On July 5th, 2018, new Personal Data Processing Law (the “DPL”) has entered into force in Latvia, which replaces Law on Personal Data Protection. The new law sets out additional obligations in the field of data protection and derogations from the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).
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