Anna Ciesielska is a member of the firm’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. Prior to joining the firm, Anna was a member of the European Commission’s Cybersecurity & Digital Privacy Policy Unit of the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). Her work focuses on compliance with the requirements of European data protection, privacy and cybersecurity legislation.

    As a policy officer with DG CONNECT, Anna regularly contributed to the ongoing legislative processes on the ePrivacy Regulation and the European Electronic Communications Code. She also monitored the correct implementation of the ePrivacy Directive by member states.

    For two years, Anna was employed as a trainee in the Brussels office of an international law firm. She has also served as a Bluebook trainee at the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Brussels, and as a law clerk at the Polish Data Protection Authority, Warsaw, Poland. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E).

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    • Contributing to the preparation of data transfer mechanisms such as Binding Corporate Rules, EU Standard Contractual Clauses and EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.
    • Monitoring the EU legislative procedure on the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    Education

    • University of Toulouse, LL.M., ICT Law and IP, 2013
    • University of Gdansk, Master’s Degree in Law, 2012

    Admissions

    • Brussels (Avocat Stagiaire), 2019

    Languages

    • English
    • French
    • Polish
    • Acknowledgment for valuable assistance in commentary, “The EU General Data Protection Regulation”, edited by Christopher Kuner, Lee A. Bygrave, Christopher Docksey and Assistant Editor Laura Drechsler, published in February 2020.
    • Acknowledgment for valuable research assistance, “Data Protection and International Dispute Resolution”, by Daniel Cooper and Christopher Kuner, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law – Recueil des cours, Volume: 382, 2017.
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