Lawyer to the Supreme Court, Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at Panteion University.

Fereniki Panagopoulou-Koutnatzi was Legal Auditor at the Hellenic Data Protection Authority for eight years, where she handled over 1000 personal data protection cases. She has trained more than 1500 business executives and lawyers on matters pertaining to personal data protection legislation. She studied Law at the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens [undergraduate law degree and post-graduate degree (LL.M.) in Public Law] and Law and Public Health at Harvard University, School of Public Health [Master of Public Health (Μ.P.H.). She holds a doctorate (PhD) in Constitutional Law and Bioethics from Humboldt Universität Berlin. She has lectured on Constitutional Law, New Technologies and Law, Public Healthcare Law, American Law and Bioethics at Berlin University, at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, at Panteion University and at the Universities of Athens, Piraeus and the Peloponnese.

Books by Fereniki Panagopoulou:

1. Die Selbstbestimmung des Patienten: Eine Untersuchung aus verfassungsrechtlicher Sicht, Duncker und Humblot Verlag, Βerlin 2009, pp. 1-244 (doctoral thesis).

2. Social networking web-pages as a national, European and international challenge to the protection of privacy. Sakkoulas publications, Athens-Thessaloniki 2010, pp. 1-126.

3. On the Freedom of web blogs: New technologies as a national, European and international challenge to the freedom of Dissemination of ideas. Foreword: Nikos Demou, Sakkoulas publications, Athens-Thessaloniki 2010, pp. 1-129.

4. The monitoring of employees' through the use of technical means: The case of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Foreword: Georgios Panagiotopoulos, Sakkoulas publications, Athens-Thessaloniki 2012, pp. 1-139.

5. The Institution of Whistleblowing: An Ethical-Constitutional Perspective. Foreword: Georgios-Stavros I. Kourtis, Sakkoulas publications, Athens-Thessaloniki 2016, pp. 1-150.

6. The institutional voyage of abortion: An ethical-constitutional perspective. Foreword: Ismini Kriaris, Papazisis publications, Athens, 2016, pp. 1-246.

7. The European Data Protection Regulation 679/2016: Introduction and the Rights of Citizens. Foreword: Georgios Dellis, Sakkoulas publications, Athens 2017, pp. 1-135.

She has also edited individually, as well as co-edited along with Associate Professor Maria Kanellopoulou-Botis and Assistant Professor Evangelos Protopapadakis, five collective volumes on Bioethics and has published numerous studies on public law, bioethics, personal data protection and new technologies.

Areas of expertise: Personal data protection law (compliance, legal opinions, data protection impact assessment, data protection officer) and public law.

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