About Us

Hellenic Association of Data Protection & Privacy is a non-profit group of professionals with a passion to exchange, analyze, communicate and educate on the ongoing issues of data protection, privacy and security.

Networking

HADPP is also the perfect venue to exchange invaluable cross-sector networking opportunities.

Forum

HADPP is also a forum that encourages any stakeholder that seeks an opportunity to be part in one of the most vivid ongoing dialogue on the total change of what we knew so far about privacy and data security. Effective responses will continue to depend on clear-eyed assessments of risks and broad engagement across the markets, electronic or not.

Our Aims

HADPP aims to raise public awareness on potential risks, to acknowledge vulnerabilities and help improve business response and standards to data protection through multidisciplinary practice and collaborative information. So we follow a hands-on approach by both advising and also making practical suggestions, especially on upcoming legal framework (GDPR, DPOs, PIAs, PETs, ePrivacy, accountability etc.)

Raise Public Awareness...

By assisting the spread of the data protection knowledge and through the creation of a public dialogue forum that will welcome and encourage any interested natural or legal person to participate in the shaping of an ideological, but at the same time also practically feasible, proposal platform for the overall management of the protection of private life and data security.

Acknowledge Vulnerabilities...

By promoting the study and research pertaining to the institutional framework for the protection of personal data and privacy, the guaranteeing of the safety of IT-systems and electronic communications services, the compliance with the applicable legislation, especially with regard to vulnerable groups, such as children, the defence of the rights of citizens, and the making of interventions in public opinion via press releases.

Improve Business Response...

By establishing an effective platform for an open dialogue that will enhance the analysis, the communication and the education of the parties involved (data subjects, security officers, data processors, mediators and supervisory authorities) in the ongoing matters concerning the EU data protection framework and their application in the everyday practice of private and public sector businesses.

Multidisciplinary Practice...

By attracting professionals from several knowledge and market sectors to participate on the principles of free expression, the encouragement of pluralism, and the promotion of a democratic and constructive dialogue between ordinary citizens and the entities that are engaged in the relevant field, government and independent bodies and supervisory authorities, and the scientific community.

Our Members

Our members are academics and professionals (mainly on the Legal and IT sector) who are actively concerned about the data protection and privacy issues. Nevertheless any person or entity may apply to be a member of HADPP as soon its activity or interests are related to data protection, privacy and security. Our Members are categorized to Regular, Simple and Honorary Members, while our Scientific Committee is formed by members that are academics specialized in the field of Data Protection.

Board

Spiros Tassis

Founding Member - Chairman

Dr Evangelia Vagena

Founding Member - Vice Chairman

Dr Fereniki Panagopoulou - Koutnatzi

Founding Member - Secretary

Dr Alexandros Varveris

Founding Member - Treasurer

Dimitrios Anastasopoulos

Founding Member - MoB

Dr Theodoros Ntouskas

Founding Member - MoB

Dr Christina Vrettou

Founding Member - MoB

Anastasia Simou

Founding Member

Regular Members

Anastasia Afrati

Founding Member

Tzortzis Chalaris

Founding Member

As. Prof. George Giannopoulos

Founding Member

Assoc. Prof. Maria Kanellopoulou - Bottis

Founding Member

Maria Karkouli

Founding Member

Stelios Kavalaris

Founding Member

Dr Pierrina Koriatopoulou

Founding Member

Lecturer Dr Stylianos - Ioannis Koutnatzis

Founding Member

Dr Tania Kyriakou

Founding Member

Philippos Mitletton

Founding Member

Prof. Spyridon Vlachopoulos

Founding Member

Scientific Committee

Rector Professor Ismini Kriari

Member

Prof. Spyridon Vlachopoulos

Founding Member

Prof. Eugenia Alexandropoulou - Egyptiadou

Member

Assoc. Prof. Maria Kanellopoulou - Bottis

Founding Member

Assoc. Prof. Lilian Mitrou

Member

As. Prof. George Giannopoulos

Founding Member

Lecturer Dr Stylianos - Ioannis Koutnatzis

Founding Member

News

June 16 & 17, 2017

e-Themis conference

HADPP sponsors the 2017 e-Themis conference on legal profession and contributes with two speakers on GDPR issues

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June 14, 2017

Pharma Transformation - Compliance in a Digital Era

The “Pharma Transformation - Compliance in a Digital Era” under the auspices of the HADPP

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May 25, 2017

1 YEAR BEFORE THE GDPR: THE COUNTDOWN

Greek DPA and the Legal Informatics Institute of Law School of Athens co-organize a scientific event on GDPR in 25th of May 2017 at 18:30pm at the main building of the University of Athens (30 Panepistimiou str. Athens).

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April 20, 2017

DPA FINED BANK

The Supreme Administrative Court (StE) upheld the fine of the DPA in a bank because it did not respect the law and sent its client's personal data to the address of its ex-husband!

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May 2, 2017

ATHENS BAR ASSOCIATION CHALLENGES THE USE OF POS FOR DATA PROTECTION ISSUES

ABA has requested the DPA to opinion on whether the mandatory use of POS terminals does not comply with the data protection legislation due to the fact that it will be known to bank institutions that certain persons are using legal advice.

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