Dr Iga Małobęcka-Szwast, LL.M., practises the law of data protection and new technologies.
In the area of data protection, she advises Polish and foreign clients from both the private sector (e.g. internet and healthcare companies, insurers and telecoms) and the public sector. She also advises on new technologies law and access to public information. She represents clients in proceedings before the president of the Personal Data Protection Office and the administrative courts.
She is the author of numerous scholarly and popular-science articles on data protection, competition and consumer protection law, and EU law, including the monograph Big data and the abuse of a dominant position by data-driven online platforms under EU competition law, an updated version of her doctoral thesis, which won the Prime Minister’s Award for excellence (2021). She regularly appears at conferences, seminars and training events in Poland and abroad.
She combines her law practice with scholarship and teaching, as a lecturer in the Department of European Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, where she leads exercises for students on EU law.
Law graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw (2015); LL.M. in Law and Economics at the University of Utrecht (2016). Her doctoral thesis at the University of Warsaw, Role of big data in assessing abuse of a dominant position by data-driven online platforms under EU competition law won the Prime Minister’s Award for excellence in doctoral theses (2021). She completed the course of study at the School of German Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. During her studies she held a one-year Erasmus scholarship at Humboldt University of Berlin.
Traple Konarski Podrecki & Wspólnicy (2017–2021)
Deutsche Telekom AG (2016)
WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr (2014–2015)
Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law
Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies (CARS)
Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA)
“Abuse of a dominant position on internet advertising markets,” in M. Namysłowska (ed.), Advertising: Legal aspects, new challenges (Warsaw: Wolter Kluwer, 2022)
“Facebook enforcement “saga”: How to enforce competition, consumer, and data protection laws in the digital economy,” Studia Iuridica no. 89 (2021)
A. Zawidzka-Łojek & A. Łazowski (eds.), New handbook on European Union law, Part 2: Substantive law (Warsaw 2022) (author of three chapters: 2.1 “Prohibition of import duties or fees with an equivalent effect”; 2.2 “Prohibition of discriminatory and protectionist taxation”; 3.5 “Permissible restrictions on the free flow of persons and services”)
“DMA—Challenges for data protection,” ABI Expert, 2022 no. 4
“Permissibility of an employer measuring body temperature during the state of Covid-19 epidemic from the perspective of data protection regulations,” in P. Grzebyk & P. Uznańska (eds.), Law during the Covid-19 pandemic (Warsaw 2022)
“Impact of the European Data Protection Board guidelines on the targeting of social media users on the duties of targeters,” Monitor Prawniczy 2021 no. 23, supplement “Data protection activities of EU institutions and authorities: Current data protection issues 2021”
"Using Competitors’ Data – a Role for Competition Law? Some Thoughts on the Amazon Marketplace Case," Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies 2021 vol 14(24)
Big data and the abuse of a dominant position by data-driven online platforms under EU competition law (Warsaw 2021)
“The use of personalised prices in light of the amendment of the Consumer Rights Directive (2011/83/EU) and Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR),” iKAR 2020 no. 7(9)
“The one-stop-shop mechanism in the context of the judgment of the Court of Justice,” ABI Expert 2021 no. 3
“Will there be a ‘competitive’ supervisory authority?,” ABI Expert 2021 no. 1
“The impact of data protection law (GDPR) on competition and consumer protection law,” Monitor Prawniczy 2020 no. 23, supplement “Current issues of legal protection of personal data 2020”
“Reporting obligations in the public sector,” ABI Expert 2020 no. 3 (co-author: G. Sibiga)
“Relations between the right to public information and the right to protection of personal data in light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),” Monitor Prawniczy 2019 no. 22, supplement “Polish data protection regulations: Current issues of legal protection of personal data 2019” (co-author: G. Sibiga)
“Data portability through the lens of competition law,” in 7th International Conference of PhD Students and Young Researchers “Law 2.0: New methods, new laws” Conference papers (Vilnius University 2019)
“Dual legal bases for processing sensitive data,” ABI Expert 2019 no. 4 (co-author: K. Syska)
“Competition law compliance as a challenge for corporate authorities,” Monitor Prawa Handlowego 2018 no. 3
“The status of advocate or attorney-at-law in the processing of personal data under the GDPR and national law,” Monitor Prawniczy 2018 no. 22, supplement “Regulations supplementing GDPR: Current issues of legal protection of personal data”
“Infringement of data protection law as abuse of a dominant position? Bundeskartellamt v Facebook,” iKAR 2018 no. 8(7)
“The appointment and dismissal procedure of the Polish NCA in the light of EU and international independence standards,” Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration & Economics 2017, vol. 7 no. 2
“Data protection as a competition concern: Can data protection violation amount to abuse of a dominant position?” in 6th International Conference of PhD Students and Young Researchers “Digitalization in Law” Conference papers (Vilnius University 2018)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): A guide for attorneys-at-law and advocates (2018) (co-authors: X. Konarski, G. Sibiga, D. Nowak, K. Syska).
“Legal protection of the consumer online in the example of free services of online platforms,” iKAR 2017 no. 3(6)
“Hub-and-spoke cartel: How to assess horizontal collusion in disguise,” Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne studia nad prawem 2016, vol. 8 no. 2