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Magdalena Jozwiak


M.E. Jozwiak LLM
+31 71 527 8838

Magdalena works as a researcher at the Leiden Law School, eLaw - Center for Law and Digital Technologies.

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Magdalena works as a researcher at the Leiden Law School, eLaw -Center for Law and Digital Technologies where she focuses on the fundamental rights and big data technologies, in particular the issues of privacy, data protection. Magdalena’s research is conducted within the EU Commission funded e-SIDES project on ethical and societal impact of data sciences. Her research interests include also the issues of freedom of expression and privacy on the social media, liability and decision making of online platforms in the context of fundamental rights, judicial balancing and theory of fundamental rights more generally.


Magdalena is currently finishing her PhD research at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam on the topic of balancing freedom of expression and privacy in the context of online speech. She has obtained her LLM degree in Law in European and International Context from the Catholic University in Lisbon (Portugal) and Master of Laws degree (specialisation EU law and intellectual property law) from the University of Poznan (Poland). For her Master thesis Magdalena was awarded the prize for the best thesis in the field of industrial property law.

Before embarking on her PhD research, Magdalena worked in Paris as a lawyer in the field of telecommunications law and completed a number of internships, including in the European Patent Office in Munich and the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg.

Magdalena gave talks at a number of conferences and workshops, including Stanford University, Sciences Po in Paris, Humboldt University in Berlin, European University Institute in Florence and University of Geneva. She has also attended summer schools in the Judicial Legitimacy and the Rule of Law at the EIUC (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation) – Venice Academy for Human Rights and the Executive Training Seminar in The Governance of the Information Society and the Regulation of the Internet at the European University Institute.

Magdalena has given a number of lectures at the Vrije University Amsterdam on the topics connected to her research and has also supervised and co-organized a tailor-made data protection training for the Albanian Data protection Authority in November 2016 (within the Nuffic grant). In July and August 2017 she will be lecturing the course on Privacy and Surveillance in a Digital Era at the Monash University Summer School Programme in Kuala Lumpur. In October 2017 she will contribute to lecturing within the Advanced Master course in Law and Digital Technologies at the Leiden Law School. Magdalena has also conducted supervision of the number of bachelor and master theses.

Additionally, Magdalena Jozwiak participates in the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research at the University of Amsterdam and is a guest blogger at the European Law Blog (http://europeanlawblog.eu/?author=22).


  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • eLaw@Leiden

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Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
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