Katarzyna Szymielewicz

Co-founder and president, Panoptykon Foundation
Vice-president, European Digital Rights

Lawyer specialised in human rights and technology. Co-founder and president of Panoptykon Foundation –  Polish NGO defending human rights in the context of contemporary forms of surveillance. Vice-president of European Digital Rights – a coalition of 33 privacy and civil rights organisations. From 2005 to 2009 associate at international law firm Clifford Chance, specialized in data protection and other regulatory matters . From 2011 to 2016 r. member of the civic advisory board for the Minister of Digital Affairs in Poland. Graduate of the University of Warsaw (Law) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (Development Studies). A member of Ashoka – international network of social entrepreneurs.


  • - Brussels / European Parliament, open space in close proximity to the Hemicycle : Creative café