Cezary Żelaźnicki, managing partner at PwC Legal, says:
Dr. Arwid Mednis is a specialist in personal data protection law, telecommunications law and a wide range of administrative law issues. He is also a lecturer at the Department of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. He has authored numerous publications, primarily relating to personal data protection, as well as telecommunications law and administrative law.
He represented Poland on the Council of Europe Personal Data Protection Committee in Strasbourg, serving as the Chairman of the Committee for two years. He co-authored the Personal Data Protection Act and has been an active participant in Sejm committees, preparing proposals for legislative changes, for instance in the telecommunications law.
He worked for PwC in the past, and recently he worked at the Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland Law Firm.
Gerard Karp, Attorney at Law specialises in laws relating to personal data and privacy protection, new technologies and electronic communications. For the last 12 years, he has advised the largest national and international entities on key projects regarding personal data protection, e-commerce, IT implementations or for example cloud solutions. He often speaks at personal data protection and new technologies conferences. He has also authored publications and papers on this subject. He is regularly recommended in Informator Chambers Europe in the field of personal data protection. Recently he has been working with the Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland Law Firm.
Both lawyers have also joined the PwC GDPR Lab, which supports clients in preparations for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Michał Mastalerz, partner at PwC Polska, leader of GDPR Lab team, adds:
On 25 May 2018, the EU regulation regarding personal data protection will replace the existing regulations of the Polish Act currently in force in this regard. The new law will introduce many changes. Companies will have to incorporate personal data protection, for instance, even during the IT solutions design stage. It will be obligatory to keep records of activities relating to personal data processing, as well as analyse the consequences of planned activities for personal data protection. Additionally, personal data controllers will have an obligation to notify a personal data authority about any violations of the law.
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