Joanna  Kulesza Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Joanna Kulesza

Assistant Professor
University of Lodz

My research focus is on international Internet law, the public international law framework for Internet governance. In my work I try to identify those elements of international law which can be appropriately applied to Internet governance. My 2012 Routledge monograph on "International Internet Law" is an invitation to discussing the normative background for the 21st century information society and the network it relies upon.


Joanna Kulesza specializes in international Internet law. She is the author of “International Internet Law” (Routledge 2012), two Polish monographs on international Internet law and over 20 peer-reviewed articles in Polish and English. She has been a visiting professor with the Oxford Internet Institute, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, Institut für Informations-, Telekommunikations- und Medienrecht, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster and Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. She was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, a scholar of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Internet Governance Project and the Foundation for Polish Science. She worked for the European Parliament, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Council of Europe. She currently is the Membership Committee Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). Her dissertation on state jurisdiction over on-line activities was awarded numerous prizes (Polish Minister of Economy, President of the Republic of Poland). She regularly holds invited lectures at the Technical University of Lodz and at the Lodz Filmschool on new media and technologies. Her main research interests cover limits of state competence in cyberspace, international cooperation on Internet governance and the future of World Wide Web. Her current work is focused on the international law principle of due diligence with emphasis on its application to cybersecurity.


    2002 Ph.D. in international public law

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    international law, Internet governance, human rights, cybersecurity, privacy, personal data protection, freedom of expression, media law, press law, due diligence, copyright, intellectual property rights, domain names, good governance, electronic commerce, European law,


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Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal

Signs and Portents in Cyberspace: The Rise of Jus Internet...

Published: Mar 11, 2015 by Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
Authors: Joanna Kulesza, Roy Balleste

We live in a new age of global communications. This technological age is now threatened by exaggerations that arise from fear of the unknown. What once was a free frontier of discovery has now become a source of contention. Governments around the world have continued to push toward greater surveillance in what should be an area of accessible knowledge. (...)

Global Change, Peace & Security

International Internet law

Published: Mar 11, 2015 by Global Change, Peace & Security
Authors: Joanna Kulesza

This article discusses the evolving framework of a new branch of international public law – international Internet law (IIL), the public international law framework for Internet governance. The article presents the genesis of IIL, its principles and perspectives; tackles key challenges to this new interdisciplinary area of research, such as cyber-security, jurisdiction and privacy protection (...)

International Data Privacy Law

International law challenges to location privacy protection

Published: Nov 02, 2014 by International Data Privacy Law
Authors: Joanna Kulesza

According to recent research mobile phone use patterns provide a better tool for identification of individuals than their fingerprints, with even anonymized mobile device data allowing the identification of individual users with 95 per cent certainty. The paper defines the challenges to transboundary legal protection of mobile devices users' privacy and personal data, starting with an attempted definition of privacy (...)