Joanna Łopatowska is an associate in the Privacy and Data Security Group in Morrison & Foerster's Brussels office.
Dr. Łopatowska advises clients regarding their obligations under domestic and international privacy and data security laws. She assists clients regarding compliance with European data protection laws, including in relation to registration with data protection authorities, privacy policies and procedures, data breach, and cross-border data transfers. She counsel clients in rapidly evolving areas of privacy regulation such as in relation to social media, user generated content, and requirements for online behavioral advertising techniques and analytics tools. Dr. Łopatowska also advises companies on the collection, use and disclosure of personal information relating to their employees, including in relation to projects such as the centralization of HR data in global organizations.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Dr. Łopatowska was a Legal Adviser for a NGO in Brussels where she analyzed political and legislative initiatives of EU institutions in the area of fundamental rights, with a focus on data protection legislation and engaged in dialogue with the EU institutions on the above matters. Previously Dr. Łopatowska held the position of assistant professor at the University of Opole, Poland where she gave lectures on contract and tort law. She is a lecturer at the European School of Law and Administration in Brussels where she teaches Polish civil law. She received her PhD. in Polish civil procedure from University of Wroclaw in 2005.
Dr. Łopatowska is a member of the editorial board of the Ecclesiastical Law Review ("Przegląd Prawa Wyznaniowego"), published by the Catholic University of Lublin (KUL), Poland, responsible for EU legislation and jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights in matters concerning fundamental rights. She is an author of several academic articles.
Dr. Łopatowska speaks Polish, English and French and she has a working knowledge of Dutch. She is a member of the Wroclaw and the Brussels Bar.