President οf the Hellenic DPA
Honorary President of the Council of State
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Graduate of School of Law of the University of Athens and the School of Economic and Political Studies of the University of Athens. He has done postgraduate studies at the University Paris 2 and he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2014). He was Vice President of the Council of State from 2001 to 2012 (President of 5th Section 2003-2012) and President (2012-2013). Also, he was Μember or President-in-Office of the Supreme Special Court (2011-2013) and President or Member of the Central Codification Committee (2004-2016). He was Director of Studies (1994-1996) and General Director (1996-1999) at the National School of Judges. Also, he was Head of the Legal Department at the General Secretary of the Government (1998-2001).
He is scientific coordinator of the law journal “Nomos and Physis”, President of the Special Law-Drafting Committee for the codification of legislation for urban and spatial planning, President of the Organization for the Promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“OPEMED”), Board Member of Goulandris Natural History Museum, President of Executive Board of Greek Biotope/Wetland Centre and President of scientific associations that are involved in environmental issues and spatial planning. From 1998 to 2007 he was President of the “Association of Greek Judges for Democracy and Freedoms”.
Ηe has participated in many Greek and international conferences and he is the author of a large number of publications on justice, environment, spatial planning and the protection of personal data.
Deputy President οf the Hellenic DPA
Honorary Judge of the Supreme Court of Civil and Penal Law
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Georgios Batzalexis, Deputy President of the Hellenic DPA (since August 2011), is an Honorary Judge of the Supreme Civil and Criminal Court and former professor at the National School of Judges. He holds three postgraduate degrees, that is two degrees from the University of Paris, Sorbonne (Paris 1 & 2), Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) in Procedural Law (Political and Criminal Procedure) of the University of Paris 1 in 1985, Diplôme Supérieur d’Université (D.S.U.) in European Community Law (1983) and a postgraduate degree from the Department of Criminal Law of the Faculty of Law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is a graduate of the Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and of the former Graduate School of Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki (now University of Macedonia). During his stay in France he participated in meetings of the Paris Courts of all jurisdictions (Court of First Instance-Court of Appeal). Ηe participated in court sessions of all the courts in Paris (Court of First Intance, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court). He attended, for 6 months, as a foreign judge, special seminars for judges from other countries, at the National School of Judges in France (Paris). He served as a Judge (2009-2010), in the Sixth Criminal Division, Member of the Supreme Special Court (1/1-30/6/2010), President of the Athens Court of Appeals (2007-2009), in the Criminal Division, President of the Court of Appeals of Corfu, Court of Appeals of Thessaloniki and Larissa, President of the Court of First Instance of Kavala, First Judge of the Court of First Instance of Thessaloniki and Kilkis. Before he became a judge he was also a member of the main staff of Legal Council of the State (1974-1978).
Members οf the Hellenic DPA
Professor of Law, School of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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Dr. Spyros Vlachopoulos was born in 1968. He is a Doctor of Law at the University of Munich (1995) and Professor at the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University (Athens), specializing in Public Law. In addition, he has taught at the Hellenic National School of Judges. He is an author of a large number of books and articles on various legal issues in the field of public law, such as the constitutional history, the interpretation of the Constitution and the fundamental rights, the transparency and protection of personal data. He represents cases of public law before the Council of State and Administrative Courts. He is the President of the Committee for the Evaluation of the Law-Making Process and also member of the Personal Data Protection Authority.
Professor at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus
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Dr. Costas Lambrinoudakis holds a B.Sc. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from the University of Salford (1985), a M.Sc. (Control Systems) from the University of London (Imperial College-1986), and a Ph.D. (Computer Science) from the University of London (Queen Mary and Westfield College-1991). From 1998 until 2009 he has held teaching position with the University of the Aegean, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Greece. Currently he is a Professor at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece. From 2015 he is Director of the Systems Security Lab, while for the period 2015-2020 he served as Head of the Department. For the period 2012-2015 he was a member of the board of the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy, while from 2016 he serves on the board of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority.
His current research interests are in the areas of Information and Communication Systems Security and of Privacy Enhancing Technologies. For many years he is working on issues related to the protection of personal data and the compliance of information systems to the National and European Legislation. He is an author of more than 120 scientific publications in refereed international journals, books and conferences, most of them on ICT security and privacy protection issues. He has served as program committee chair of 15 international scientific conferences and as a member on the program and organizing committees in more than 200 others. Also he participates in the editorial board of two international scientific journals and he acts as a reviewer for more than 35 journals. He has been involved in many national and EU funded R&D projects in the area of Information and Communication Systems Security.
Professor of Law, Hellenic Open University
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Charalambos Anthopoulos is Professor of Law and Administration at Hellenic Open University. He is one of the Editors of the Commentary on the Constitution of Greece, 2017. He is the author of six books and over 70 articles in law reviews.
Alternate Members of the Hellenic DPA
Attorney at Law, LL.M.
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He has been appointed as alternate member of the Board on September 2016 and he serves on the Chamber and the Grand Chamber (Plenary). He is an attorney at law, LLM Criminal Law, active lawyer from 1998 and expert on criminal law, data protection and electronic communication secrecy law. From 2005 to 2006 he was a legal counselor at the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy. In 2010 he was awarded the Konstantinos Tsirimokos prize from the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association. He has developed intense scientific and author work by participating to legal research and conferences, he has extensively published numerous legal studies, opinions and articles to specialized legal magazines, but also to electronic and conventional Media, while he is a member of the scientific committee of legal magazines DITE and CRIMINAL JUSTICE. He is a member of the EU GDPR Expert Group, EU Data Retention Group and CoE Working Group CDPC “Artificial Intelligence & Criminal Law”. He has participated and participates as an expert in Special Legislative and Scientific Committees of the Hellenic Ministry of Justice for drafting laws in the areas of criminal law, data protection and electronic communication secrecy law.