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ARWID MEDNIS


Dr Arwid Mednis is a legal counsel specialising in new technologies law, in particular in personal data protection law and telecommunications law. He also deals with issues of cyber security, information protection and access to public information.

Arwid’s specialty is also administrative law, in particular the law of local government and public-private partnership.

In the years 1991–2000 Arwid represented Poland in the Committee for the Protection of Personal Data in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, in the years 1998–2000 he was its chairperson. He was a member of the GIODO Scientific Council, as well as the author and co-author of draft laws on personal data protection and the exchange of business information. While working on regulations implementing the General Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data (GDPR), he was an expert on behalf of public and private institutions.

He represents clients in regulatory cases, as well as in court and administrative proceedings.

Arwid Mednis also works at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, where he lectures, among others, on access to public information, personal data protection, electronic communications law and cyber security. He has authored numerous publications in the above fields.

For many years, he has led the telecommunications law and personal data protection rankings of specialist publishers and legal guides, including Chambers Europe Legal Directory, Legal 500 EMEA and Legal Experts EMEA. He has also regularly won awards in the law firms rankings of the Rzeczpospolita daily (including for the personal data protection leader in 2018 and 2019).