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ul. Królowej Jadwigi 170
30-212 Kraków
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Jan Byrski, PhD, Habil.

Jan Byrski specialises in legal protection of information (personal data, professional secret, enterprise secret), law of the financial institutions market in the broad sense, IT and TMT, including in particular proceedings before the President of the National Bank of Poland, President of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, Inspector General for Personal Data Protection, and administrative courts.

He provides legal advice to companies and financial institutions operating on the Polish and international markets. He cooperates with more than 60 data controllers from various sectors. Jan Byrski is a legal expert at the Polish Chamber of Insurance and the Foundation for Development of Non-Cash Transactions (FROB).

He participated in drafting an amendment to the Act on Personal Data Protection and the Act on Payment Services. Jan Byrski is a member of the Advisory Board of the IT in Administration monthly.

He is a speaker at conferences, seminars and training courses in Poland and abroad. Jan Byrski is the author and co-author of numerous academic and popular-science publications, including Ochrona danych osobowych. Aktualne problemy i nowe wyzwania (Personal Data Protection. Current Issues and Now Challenges), and the monograph Tajemnica prawnie chroniona w działalności bankowej (Legally-Protected Secret in Banking Operations), which has earned him the first award in the Scientiae Legis Excellentia contest for the best PhD dissertations concerning economic law organised by the National Bank of Poland as well as the habilitation dissertation „Outsourcing w działalności dostawców usług płatniczych” (Outsourcing in the Activities of Payment Service Providers) (C.H. Beck 2018).

Jan Byrski is an assistant professor in the Chair of Civil and Economic Law of the Faculty of Finance at the Cracow University of Economics. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, School of German Law of the Jagiellonian University, University of Heidelberg, University of Mainz, School of Austrian Law of the Jagiellonian University and the University of Vienna. He studied at Ruhr-Universität Bochum on a scholarship awarded by the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation. He was on scholarships at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald, Johann Gutenberg Universität Mainz, and Max-Planck-Institut für Immaterialgüter-und Wettbewerbsrecht.

Vice-President of the FinTech Committee of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT). Member of IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) organization.

He provides advice to clients in Polish, German and English.

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