Janusz Cieszyński

Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity, The Chancellery of the Prime Minister

A manager with extensive experience in the field of digital affairs. In the 2018-2020 period, he served as the Deputy Minister of Health and was responsible for IT projects in the sector. During his tenure, Poland introduced the first nationwide e-health systems such as the online patient account (pacjent.gov.pl), e-prescriptions, and e-referrals.
He previously worked as an advisor to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Finance, and in the 2016-2017 period, he supervised the Department of Small and Medium Enterprises at the Ministry of Economic Development.
Mr. Cieszyński ran a company focused on providing business and legal consultancy for SME sector entrepreneurs, and in the 2009-2014 period, he also worked for a leading telecom company.
As the Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, he is responsible for coordinating nationwide IT projects. He also holds the position of the Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity.
During the recent work on the Digital Service Act, the Polish Government inspired by Mr. Cieszyński strongly emphasized the need to introduce democratic control measures that will empower users and increase pressure on international platforms in the context of combating disinformation that flows through them to Internet users.
On the initiative of Mr. Cieszyński, NASK (Scientific Academic Computer Network) launched Facebook and Twitter profiles that help Internet users to verify false information that appeared in the infosphere after the Russian aggression against Ukraine. Profile @WeryfikacjaNASK is followed by over 25,000 Twitter users.