Piotr Waglowski

Author of VaGla.pl, Member of the Digitalization Council
Age 43, Poland
for relentlessly fighting for online transparency of public administration

About Piotr Waglowski

Piotr Waglowski, known online as VaGla, is a lawyer and activist, author of a popular and influential blog on ICT law and Internet issues in Poland. Mr. Waglowski is the founding member of the Internet Society Poland, and is recognized as one of the first Wikipedians in Poland. He was a member of the Polish Informatization Council and a former council member of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunication. He was involved in several organizations, including the Center for Analysis at the ePaństwo Foundation.

Piotr Waglowski is a laureate of several prizes: Internet Citizen of the Year 2001, Bronze Cross of Merit in 2005, Info Star 2010, and nominated for Internet Standard 2011 - "for almost 15 years of writing blog/portal on law and Internet, for consequent support of the freedom in The Net, for describing in easy-to-understand form difficult legal subjects, for initiating substantive discussions, for the contribution to the research on copyright law in Internet". In 2012, he received a prize from Accessible Cyberspace Forum "for exceptional contribution to the accessibility of Internet".