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"Once on the web, always on the web?"

The BPCC invites you to a meeting of the Technology, Media and Telecoms Policy group.


‘Data security’ is the biggest contradiction of our time: a concept so fleeting and ephemeral and yet the consequences a lapse so terrible and devastating!"

The experience of recent years, including recent examples of cyber attacks on law firms, shows how important it is to take care of what we put into the digital world, whether it be on your corporate website or servers connected to the network. Today hardly any company doesn’t have its own website, and most will have procedures for receiving, dealing with and archiving emails. Nowadays, the burden has shifted to the issue of control over the scope and access to information published on the web in both the official and unofficial channels. Bearing in mind that the internet remembers everything and always, the meeting will look at technical aspects as well as formal and legal challenges related to the new threats.


1. How does physical reality differ from virtual reality in practice? 
2. Legal regulations in the virtual world. The recent history of digital identity
3. The concept of confidentiality vs privacy in the virtual world
4. How do I know what information belongs to my company, and what information is private? Ownership of zeros and ones within the company
5. Discussion of examples based on case studies.


The seminar will be conducted in Polish and is free for members of the BPCC and invited guests.


Thomas Rytlewski – a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University and the School of Management and Business Department of Applied Economics of the Jagiellonian University. An attorney since 2008, he has been a partner in Porwisz & Partners law firm in Krakow. He advises on corporate matters, in particular related to the investment process, and to trade in copyright. Mr Rytlewski takes part in projects relating to international film and TV co-productions. A member of the supervisory board of one of Małopolska’s leading medical services companies, in 2013, he won the Rising Stars Lawyers – leaders award.

Maciej Potoczny – a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University and postgraduate studies in copyright, publishing and press at the Institute of Intellectual Property Law at the Jagiellonian University. He is a legal adviser, partner and one of the founders of Porwisz & Partners law firm. Mr Potoczny has extensive experience in corporate matters and all kinds of business transactions including tax aspects. This leads precedential cases concerning the protection of personal legal persons or unfair competition.

Michael Czarnocki - a graduate of George Washington University and a member of the Project Management Institute. He holds a Master's degree in project management and has been a project management professional since 2003. He began working as a coach with the Institute of Neurolinguistics as an NLP trainer in 2007, and since 2008 he has been a trainer affiliated with the Association of NLP Trainers in Poland. He has extensive experience in working with corporate clients in the IT sector. Mr Czarnocki is the founder and one of the originators of SafeLaw, the brand owner of Safreum.


Policy Groups
2015-10-27, 10:00 am (this event is in the past)

Venue British Polish Chamber of Commerce ul. Zielna 37 9th floor
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

Keywords: bpcc, porwisz i partnerzy, safreum

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