Vagelis Papakonstantinou


Vagelis Papakonstantinou
Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS)
Building B, room 4B317
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussels

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Vagelis Papakonstantinou is a professor at VUB-LSTS. His research focuses on personal data protection, both from an EU and an international perspective, with an emphasis on supervision, in particular Data Protection Authorities’ global cooperation. Other research topics include cybersecurity, digital personhood and software. He is also a registered attorney with the Athens and Brussels Bar Associations. Since 2016 he has been serving as a member (alternate) of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority. During 2013-2016 he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Copyright Organisation.


De Hert Paul, Papakonstantinou Vagelis (2018) Data protection policies in EU Justice and Home Affairs. A multi-layered and yet unexplored territory for legal research. In: Servent Ariadna Ripoll, Florian Trauner (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research. Routledge, pp. 169-179. ▸ Abstract

De Hert Paul, Papakonstantinou Vagelis (2017) Moving Beyond the Special Rapporteur on Privacy with the Establishment of a New, Specialised United Nations Agency: Addressing the Deficit in Global Cooperation for the Protection of Data Privacy. In: Svantesson Dan Jerker, Dariusz Kloza (eds.) Transatlantic Data Privacy Relations as a Challenge for Democracy. Intersentia, pp. 521-531. ▸ Abstract

De Hert Paul, Papakonstantinou Vagelis (2017) The rich UK contribution to the field of EU data protection: Let's not go for “third country” status after Brexit. Computer Law & Security Review (3) 33(3): 354-360. ▸ Abstract

De Hert Paul, Papakonstantinou Vagelis (2016) Access Control Technologies (Digital Rights Management). In: Wiesand Andreas Joh., Kalliopi Chainoglou, Anna Śledzińska-Simon, Yvonne Donders (eds.) Culture and Human Rights: The Wroclaw Commentaries. De Gruyter, pp. 74. ▸ Abstract

De Hert Paul, Papakonstantinou Vagelis (2016) The new General Data Protection Regulation: Still a sound system for the protection of individuals?. Computer Law & Security Review 32: 179-194. ▸ Abstract

De Hert Paul, Papakonstantinou Vagelis (2016) The New Police And Criminal Justice Data Protection Directive. A First Analysis. New Journal of European Criminal Law (1) 7(1): 7-19. ▸ Abstract

De Hert Paul, Papakonstantinou Vagelis (2016) Why the UN should be the world's lead privacy agency. Web publication/site Privacy Perspectives (IAPP blog) 28 Apr 2016. ▸ Abstract

Papakonstantinou Vagelis, Markopoulou Dimitra (2016) Νόμος περί σημάτων: Κατ' άρθρον ερμηνεία. Sakkoulas Publications.

Rodrigues Rowena, Barnard-Wills D., De Hert Paul, Papakonstantinou Vagelis (2016) The future of privacy certification in Europe: an exploration of options under article 42 of the GDPR. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology (3) 30(3): 248-270. ▸ Abstract

Papakonstantinou Vagelis (2010) Δίκαιο Πληροφορικής. Sakkoulas Publications.

De Hert Paul, Papakonstantinou Vagelis (2009) The data protection framework decision of 27 November 2008 regarding police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters – A modest achievement however not the improvement some have hoped for. Computer Law & Security Review (5) 25(5): 403-414. ▸ Abstract

Papakonstantinou Vagelis, De Hert Paul (2009) The PNR Agreement and Transatlantic anti-terrorism Cooperation: No firm human rights framework on either side of the Atlantic. Common Market Law Review (3) 46(3): 885-919. ▸ Abstract

De Hert Paul, Papakonstantinou Vagelis, Riehle Cornelia (2008) Data protection in the third pillar: cautious pessimism. In: Martin Maik (ed.) Crime, Rights and the EU: The Future of Police and Judicial Cooperation. Justice (London), pp. 121-194. ▸ Abstract

Papakonstantinou Vagelis, Hailbronner Kay, Kau Marcel (2008) The Agreement on PNR and the EU-US cooperation in data communication. International Migration (2) 46(2).

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