Mykyta Petik

Fellow 2023/2025

▌▌▌Researcher at KU Leuven

Mykyta Petik is a dedicated legal scholar with a strong educational background and professional experience in the field of IT and IP law. He earned his LL.B degree from Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University in 2016, followed by an LL.M degree from Ghent University in 2017, where he graduated cum laude. He continued his academic journey with an MA in IT Law degree from Tartu University in 2018, supported by an MFA scholarship.

Currently, Mykyta is pursuing a Ph.D. degree as an MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) scholar at KU Leuven Centre fot IT & IP, where he focuses his research on privacy and cybersecurity within 5G networks. His research is at the forefront of addressing legal aspects in the context of 5G technology, specifically concentrating on safeguarding user data and ensuring network security.

Mykyta’s expertise lies in exploring the intricate legal frameworks, regulations, and standards governing 5G technology in the European Union. He places a significant emphasis on the protection of user data and network security, which are critical aspects in the era of evolving telecommunications technology.

In his research, Mykyta conducts thorough examinations of data privacy regulations and laws applicable to 5G networks, with a particular focus on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe and its equivalents in other regions. He delves into the intricate details of how these legal provisions affect the collection, processing, and storage of personal data within 5G networks.

Furthermore, Mykyta’s work encompasses a deep dive into the security standards and protocols relevant to 5G technology, including the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) standards. He meticulously analyzes how these standards address cybersecurity concerns and the legal consequences of non-compliance.


  • KU Leuven