About Me

I am a partner and Head of our Privacy & Data Protection team 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 Band 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 is not only very professional but also very nice to work with. I truly feel that we have a mutual trust relation, which is very important in handling matters such as personal data protection.

Chambers Europe, 2024

I have worked with Izabela Kowalczuk-PakuĊ‚a and she is an exceptional lawyer with broad knowledge of privacy issues and new technology law. She is also open to share her opinion concerning adoption of the most business friendly and legally safe solutions.

Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakula has built a reputation as 'a pragmatic expert' with 'very deep knowledge of data privacy regulations, TMT sector challenges, and IT security measures.'

WWL: Data 2023 - Privacy & Protection and Security

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