Celebrating a Milestone: Successful Defence of my PhD in the Field of Privacy and Data Protection

Today marks a significant milestone in my journey—a journey that connects law and technology. With …

Piotr Siemieniak, PhD 4 minutes read

Today marks a significant milestone in my journey—a journey that connects law and technology. With pride and a sense of fulfillment, I am happy to announce that I have successfully defended my PhD in the field of law.

My doctoral dissertation focuses on an evergreen area of Privacy and Data Protection - Privacy and Data Protection by Design titled "Data protection by design as legal instruments for personal data protection". This achievement represents not just a personal victory but also a pivotal advancement for my brands, Up Secure and Digital by Design.

The History of a Vision

The creation of Up Secure and the subsequent setup of Digital by Design were driven by a singular vision: to bridge the gap between technical innovation and legal expertise.

In a world where digital transformation is ubiquitous, the necessity for privacy, cybersecurity, and software engineering to coalesce has never been more critical. My personal mission has always been to support businesses with the knowledge and tools to navigate this complex landscape.

A Journey of Discovery

Journey towards my PhD focused on Privacy and Data Protection by Design was a deliberate choice, fueled by the need to deepen my understanding and expertise in areas that are the cornerstone of my personal mission. This journey was more than an academic pursuit; it was a quest for knowledge that could be applied practically, benefitting not only our clients but also the broader community.

Throughout this journey, I was confronted with challenges that tested my resolve, intellectual curiosity, and dedication. Yet, these challenges were met with an unwavering commitment to excellence and a passion for learning. The research undertaken during my PhD has provided valuable insights into how we can design technologies and systems that inherently respect privacy and data protection principles from the ground up.

Bridging Gaps, Building Futures

The knowledge and experience gained through this PhD have profound implications for work as Up Secure and Digital by Design. We stand at a unique intersection of technology and law, equipped with a deeper understanding of how to integrate privacy and data protection into the fabric of digital innovation. This milestone enhances our ability to deliver services that are not only technically sound but also legally compliant and ethically responsible.

Looking Ahead: A Commitment to Education and Empowerment

As we look to the future, our commitment to education and empowerment remains.

Digital by Design will run as a platform for sharing knowledge, digitizing businesses, and inspiring innovation. Through our YouTube content and business digitization initiatives. We aim to make privacy, security, and software engineering accessible to all.

Thank You

This achievement would not have been possible without the support of my professors: professor Wojciech Wiewiórowski , professor Grzegorz Wierczyński, professor Andrzej Powałowski and close family. Their encouragement and belief in this have been a source of strength and motivation.

As I celebrate this milestone, let me also recommit to the journey ahead. All of the above has created a path for the future to focus on safer, more secure digital world.

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