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The Institute for Privacy Law, Data Protection and Technology (IPL)

The Institute for Privacy Law, Data Protection and Technology (IPL) has been established by the European Public Law Organization with the aim to advance and promote knowledge and policy in the field of privacy and data protection law, technology, society and fundamental rights.

Our vision is to cover a wide range of topics related to privacy and data protection law and technology and their normative and technical implications within a multidisciplinary research institute, combining law, philosophy, social sciences, public administration and management sciences sharing the expertise and experiences of legal scholars and privacy law lawyers, electronics engineers, information technology scientists and sociologists.

The Institute will use its knowledge and expertise to contribute to the improvement of legal policies and practices with regard to fundamental rights & Information and Communication Technologies by providing advisory, consultancy and educational / training services to legislators, organizations, public bodies and private enterprises.

The IPL constitutes an academically independent unit of the European Public Law Organization with operational autonomy and is under the responsibility of its President and its Executive Director with the assistance of its Scientific Council.

Professor Lilian Mitrou, Professor at the University of the Aegean at the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, is the President of the Institute for Privacy Law, Data Protection and Technology.

Mr Nicolas Kanellopoulos, Attorney-at-Law and President of the Institute for Justice and Growth of the EPLO, is the Executive Director of the Institute for Privacy Law, Data Protection and Technology.

The IPL Scientific Council acts as a permanent advisory committee on scientific issues for which consultation is necessary. The members of the IPL Scientific Council are personalities of high academic and professional qualifications and international recognition.