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Maria is a Ph.D. researcher at the Department of Law, working under the supervision of prof. Deirdre Curtin. Her research interests include data protection, governance, and the law of new technologies. Currently, she investigates enforcement of the GDPR by national data protection authorities, focusing on the effectiveness of the cooperation and consistency mechanism. 

Before joining the EUI, Maria worked as the Press Officer at the European Parliament’s Press Service. She graduated from the University of Warsaw, where she obtained a Master’s degree in law (a thesis on transatlantic data transfers and different concepts of privacy, long-cycle program) and a Bachelor’s degree in Polish philology (a thesis on legal language).  She studied at the College of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (MISH UW) and has also a background in philosophy.

Ph.D. research: “Referees or Rambos? Cooperation between the National Data Protection Authorities in the European Union”