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Maria is a PhD researcher at the Department of Law and a supervisee of prof. Deirdre Curtin. Her research interests include data protection and governance of digital public sphere. Currently, she investigates enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation by  national data protection authorities, focusing on cross-border, cross-sectorial and exterritorial cooperation mechanisms.

Before joining the EUI, Maria worked as the press officer at the European Parliament. She holds a Master’s degree in law (long-cycle programme) and a Bachelor’s degree in Polish philology from University of Warsaw.  She studied at the College of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (MISH UW).

Maria is a member of the Management Committe of the Data Protection Scholars Network. She is an editor of the Digital Constitutionalist and an active member of the EUI Digital Public Sphere Working Group. She contributed to several research initiatives, including a judicial training project FRiCORE – Fundamental Rights In Courts and Regulation. She also actively engages in a public debate around GDPR enforcement and testified during a  hearing before the European Parliament’s Committee  on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). She gained a practical insight into cross-border enforcement of the GDPR during a legal traineeship at NOYB – European Center for Digital Rights in Vienna. 

Ph.D. research: “Referees or Rambos? Cooperation between the EU national authorities in digital public governance”