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.