Ewa Kurowska-Tober, Partner and Head of the DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property and New Technologies practice in Warsaw, has become a global Co-Chair of the firm’s Data Protection, Privacy, and Security Sub-Group, joining fellow Co-Chairs Andrew Dyson (in Leeds) and Carolyn Bigg (in Hong Kong).
Kurowska-Tober is an attorney-at-law with 18 years of experience in data protection and modern technologies. According to DLA Piper, “she specializes in industries with a high level of regulation, combining professional experience in commercial contracts with a deep knowledge of regulatory matters, [and] she advises leading companies in banking, insurance, media, and technology sectors on large global GDPR compliance programs, cross-border data transfers, data security policies, and reports of suspected violations." According to the firm, "she supports clients in proceedings before the Polish Personal Data Protection Office and advises in cases of data protection violations by recommending corrective measures, [and] in addition, she specializes in IT and Internet law, contracts concerning cloud computing, e-commerce, the broadcasting and distribution of programs, as well as license and implementation agreements and contracts for the maintenance of IT systems.”
Kurowska-Tober has an LL.M. from the University of Warsaw. Prior to joining DLA Piper in 2016, she spent seven and a half years with Salans (now Dentons) and eight years with Linklaters.
”The significant consequences of the European Court of Justice judgment in the so-called Schrems II case on global data transfers; the rapid evolution of data protection law in Asia-Pacific countries, the Middle East, Africa, and South America; the strengthening of privacy laws in the United States; and the chance to develop a data economy in times of pandemic – all these trends are creating a context in which our clients expect and require legal support in meeting the challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities which have arisen on the market,” commented Kurowska-Tober.
"Ewa's nomination is a great recognition of her client work in the area of personal data protection, privacy, and security and her cooperation with other DLA Piper offices,” said Krzysztof Kycia, Co-Managing Partner of DLA Piper in Poland.“ It also strengthens the position of the Polish office in the DLA Piper network.”