Monika Pfaffinger


Co-President - Fondatrice

Monika Pfaffinger is a Professor for Private Law, Information and Data Protection Law as well as Law and New Technologies at Kalaidos Law School. She acts as a Member of the Board of Governors at University of Liechtenstein. Monika Pfaffinger is furthermore the founder of MP *only connect*, offering Legal and Compliance Consulting. Together with Maya Dougoud she is the Co-President of StrukturELLE, an organisation that engages in Good Governance and Compliance to achieve equality. Monika Pfaffinger Works as a writer, speaker and moderator. Currently she is finishing her Habilitation on Data Protection Law at University of Basel.From 2012 until 2018 she was the Vice President of the Federal Coordination Commission for Family Affairs (EKFF). From 2008 to 2016 she was an Assistant Professor for Private Law at the Law School of the University of Lucerne/Switzerland. Her research and teaching work is in the field of Family Law, Family information Law and Personal Law as well as the Preliminary Title of the Swiss Civil Code, furthermore in Property Law, Intellectual Property Law and Data Protection Law. Monika Pfaffinger studied Law at the University of Zürich (lic. iur. 2002). Alongside her work as a research assistant at the University of Zürich, she completed her dissertation entitled „Open and closed forms of adoption. The effects of information and contact on the equilibrium of the adoption triangle“ (scholarships from the Research Commission of the University of Zürich 2003 and 2004; Dr. iur. 2007). Since then she has worked as a trainee solicitor at Baker & McKenzie, as an intern at Zürich District Court, as well as a lecturer at the University of Lucerne and at the University of Basel.