Our team

Meet our team and supporting experts.

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Dominika Chachuła
Communication Specialist

Creates plans for online communication of Panoptykon Foundation and analyses its effectiveness. Prior to Panoptykon, she coordinated projects in marketing agencies. Graduate of Polish Studies at the University of Lodz.

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Justyna Dywańska
Office Manager

In charge of administration and logistics of Panoptykon's daily activity. She is also engaged in fundraising and accounting tasks. Graduate of the Artistic and Media Education at the University of Warsaw and Pedagogy at the Jagiellonian University.

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Dorota Głowacka
Advocacy & Litigation Expert

Specializes in precedent court cases and advocacy in the area of big tech regulation. She is interested in freedom of speech and protection of privacy online. Before, she led the Observatory of Media Freedom in Poland at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. Graduate of Law (incl. doctoral studies) at the University of Lodz.

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Aleksandra Iwańska
Communication Projects Coordinator

In charge of managing and carrying our communication projects. She coordinates production of Panoptykon 4.0 podcast and 1.5% fundraising campaign, and keeps Panoptykon database up to date. Student of Information Management at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology.

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Wojciech Klicki
Monitoring & Advocacy Expert

Specializes in monitoring of the legislative works and advocacy in Poland, esp. in the area of state and secret services surveillance. He prepares legal analyses and leads court cases, where he advocates for the supervision of the surveillance activity run by secret services. Co-host of the Panoptykon 4.0 podcast. Graduate of Law at the University of Warsaw.

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Anna Obem
Managing Director & CFO, Member of the Board

She manages the organization and, especially, its finances. Copywriter for selected communication activities. Previously, project coordinator at Ashoka – Innovators for the Public. Graduate of African Studies at the University of Warsaw.

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Małgorzata Szumańska
Creative Producer, VP

Co-founder of Panoptykon Foundation. She supervises the production of Panoptykon print releases and fundraising projects. Engaged in communication activity. She is interested in the social consequences of surveillance swaying our everyday lives. Graduate of Law and Sociology at the University of Warsaw.

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Katarzyna Szymielewicz
Advocacy & Strategy Director, President

Co-founder of Panoptykon Foundation. She oversees the strategy of the organizations and its new directions. She coordinates advocacy activity for better regulation of tech companies in Poland and the European Union. She brings notice to the harms caused by the business model applied by big tech. Host of the Panoptykon 4.0 podcast. She also publishes in the opinion making media. Member of international network of social entrepreneurs Ashoka. Graduate of Law at the University of Warsaw and Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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Mateusz Wrotny

At Panoptykon he supports advocacy and monitoring of the legislative process. Prior to Panoptykon, he worked at the Ombudsman Office. Graduate of Law at the University of Wroclaw. Currently a trainee attorney at the Warsaw Bar Association. He runs orienteering.

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Maria Wróblewska
Head of Communication

In charge of communication strategy, setting new communication objectives, and testing new communication formats. Before Panoptykon she worked in marketing agencies. Graduate of Ibero- and Ibero-American Studies at the University of Warsaw.

Photos by Leszek Holf-Zych

Andrzej Byszewski

Since 2018 doctor for the Panoptykon IT equipment.

Urszula Dobrzańska

Linguistic editor, proof-reader and writing teacher cooperating with the Foundation since 2010 – also as author of the articles. Author of the O dystopiach blog.

Jakub Dymek

Journalist, publicist, amateur cyclist. Co-author of the “Two Left
 Hands” podcast, publishes in the weekly “Przegląd” and on dymek.substack.com.

Grażyna Grzeszek

HR specialist and accountant. She has worked with Panoptykon since 2021. Loves dogs and bicycles.

Karolina Iwańska

Specialist in advocacy in the area of internet platforms and artificial intelligence for the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law. Until recently in the similar role at Panoptykon.

Robert Krasnodębski

Accountant. He has worked with Panoptykon since 2014. He runs marathons.

Paweł Litwiński

Lawyer at Barta & Litwiński law firm, PhD at Legal Sciences specializing in data protection law. He supports Panoptykon in court cases regarding access to public information and data protection.

Małgorzata Mączka-Pacholak

Advocate at Pietrzak Sidor & Co. Deputy Chairwoman of the Human Rights Commission of the Polish Bar Council. She represents us in our case on surveillance submitted to the ECHR and other cases against Police and Secret Services regarding the access to public information.

Izabela Meyza

Journalist and informal education coach. Author of educational materials for children in Panoptykon’s “Digital Toolkit” project and the coach in BiNGO programme, supporting activists in building safe organizations. Author of articles.

Dariusz Palarczyk

Product Designer, Art Director, UX/UI Designer. Author of panoptykon.org AD 2023 UX and graphic concept. Portfolio

Piotr Sapieżyński

Hacker and researcher at Northeastern University in Boston. Specializes in auditing automatic decision-making systems. He supports Panoptykon in projects related to surveillance ads.

Jakub Sudra

Graphic designer, illustrator. Owner of Sudra Grafika studio, specilizing in visual identification of companies and events, illustrations, publishing, labels, and others. He creates graphic design of Panoptykon's communication and fundraising campaigns.

Paweł Szczęsny

Admin. Since 2018 courageously builds our vision of secure and independent IT infrastructure.

Kamil Śliwowski

Animator and media education coach. Since 2009 he has supported our activities related to the Internet and new technologies. Active as a coach and educator. He runs a service on open web resources.

Michał „rysiek” Woźniak

Since 2009 he has supported Panoptykon as the expert on Internet and new technologies. Hacktivist dealing with human rights in the digital era, advocate of free software, privacy and anonymousness on-line, co-organizer of social hackatons SocHack, founding-member of Warsaw Hackerspace, member of Telecomix collective. On everyday basis takes care of the safe Internet in Icelandic ISNIC. Before, he was associated with the Mobile Technologies Laboratory BRAMA and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).


Ratio Web supported Panoptykon with our website at the very beginning of our history. After a couple of years break we are happy to be under their IT-care again. Ratio Web develops web and mobile applications for cultural institutions, higher education, CSOs, start-ups, media portals, and businesses.

Their manifesto reads: “We are self organisd team of specialists operating on principles of transparency, a flat structue and in the spirit of democracy”.


Weronika Adamska, Marcin Antas, Dominik Batorski, Beata Biel, Rozalia Bielińska, Wojtek Bogusz, Wojciech Budzisz, Syd Breslauer, Piotr Chuchla, Michał „czesiek” Czyżewski, Piotr Fiorek, Roch Forowicz, Agata Foryciarz, Mateusz Godala, Klaudia Grabowska, Jarosław Greser, Barbara Gubernat, Natalia Hartung, Kasia Iwańska, Andrzej Jędrzejczak, Krzysztof Juruś, Filip Konopczyński, Dominika Krzywotulska-Grydlik, Aleksandra Łuczak-Brydak, Aneta Marczyk, Natalia Mileszyk, Jędrzej Niklas, Artur Pietryka, Jacek Rakiej, Grzegorz Prujszczyk, Marlena Sakowska-Baryła, Abdulkadir Furkan Şanlı, Krzysztof Siewicz, Radosław Stolarczyk, Monika Susałko (Lubasz and Partners), Karolina Szczepaniak, Karolina Sztandar-Sztanderska, James Tomasino, Anna Walkowiak, Karolina Witowska, Marianna Wybieralska, Maciej Zawadziński (Piwik PRO)

Mateusz Felsmann, Martyna Garbacz, Agnieszka Kurek, Zosia Rogowska (TWIN Digital)

Filip Połoska, Paweł Stremski, Marzena Szkolak (Grupa NOWY®ŁAD)