Monika Kuschewsky is a German Rechtsanwältin and qualified as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Betrieblicher Datenschutzbeauftragter (German company data protection officer) (GDDcert.). Monika is the general editor of Data Protection & Privacy – International Series, a multijurisdictional reference guide published by Thomson Reuters for companies, legal professionals and data protection officers, covering 46 major jurisdictions worldwide, which is now in its third edition.
Monika has practiced in Brussels since 2000. Prior to joining our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, she was a senior lawyer in a US-headquartered law firm and prior to that, a partner in an independent Brussels-headquartered law firm, where she developed and headed the European data protection practice.
Monika has broad experience in a wide range of data protection matters, with a particular focus on international data transfers (Binding Corporate Rules [BCRs], EU standard contractual clauses, Privacy Shield), outsourcing, HR data protection and direct marketing. Monika has successfully managed numerous data protection projects, including multijurisdictional audits and compliance programs, at a pan-European level and beyond, and has carried out data protection impact assessments. She helps companies prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other legislative developments in the data protection field at the EU level and in Germany. She represents clients before data protection authorities and provides training on data protection, helping clients navigate the complex rules in relation to data processing and requests for disclosure of personal data in the context of internal and external investigations and non-EU litigation. She also advises on the data protection implications of the use of new technologies and practices, such as big data, mobile apps, the Internet of Things (IoT), Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), cloud computing, geolocation services, cookies and other tracking technologies and social media. Monika also handles health data-related matters.
Monika advises multinationals, as well as large- and medium-sized companies and trade associations in a wide range of sectors, including media and technology, energy and transport, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and finance.