About Me

I am a partner and head of our Privacy & Data Protection Group in Warsaw.

I joined our firm in 2010, starting as a junior associate and progressing to a partner. I have set up one of the largest data protection teams on the Polish market that serves clients across multiple jurisdictions as a data protection hub for GDPR projects.

I'm a business-minded expert with extensive experience in data protection and ePrivacy. I'm passionate about technology, especially its privacy angle, and my professional expertise is strongly related to this area. I effectively advise clients on designing marketing services, Adtech, (retargeting, programmatics, look alike retargeting), recruitment processes, artificial intelligence and cloud service, for the insurance, FinTech and pharmaceutical sectors.

I also support both Polish and international clients in creating a thoughtful and pragmatic data protection strategy and assist clients through data leak crisis situations, representing them during audits and in proceedings before the Data Protection Authority and the courts.
I coordinate international projects that require analysing data protection laws of both EU and non-EU countries.

I'm proud to be appreciated by my clients, which is reflected in all international industry rankings (Leading individual in The Legal 500 EMEA and Brand 2 in Chambers Europe).

What I enjoy most about my job is the collaborative approach of our firm, working closely with other DP teams around the globe. I am happy to be able to work with the most reliable DP and TMT professionals who know how to combine hard and effective work with team spirit and fun.
Cases
  • Strategic GDPR advice for one of the leading online recruitment platforms in Poland.
  • GDPR implementation in banks, fintech and insurance sector, including profiling.
  • Adtech advice for retail companies and media agencies.
  • Multi-country GDPR advice for a global electronic device manufacturer.
  • Structuring data brokers services from a DP point of view.
Education

Studied

  • University of Warsaw, Law
  • KU Leuven, Law, Belgium

Admissions

  • Polish Bar Association
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Testimonials

'Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakuła always takes care of her clients and is looking for the best solutions.'

Chambers Europe 2022

'Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakuła is an outstanding privacy lawyer with deep knowledge of the subject matter. She is truly devoted to the common work and always updated in this fast-paced changing environment of privacy rules and provisions. Her remarks and suggestions have highly contributed to the project. Her understanding of the Internet and marketing industry is also exceptional in comparison to the other privacy leaders in Poland.'

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

'Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakula is heading the team in a very remarkable way. She is extremely dedicated and strong that she stands out in comparison to other peers. She is particularly also extremely well connected in the data protection community leaving an impact there.'

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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