GEORGIOS YANNOPOULOS

School of Law

Associate Professor of Legal Informatics

Contact Details

45 Akadimias st., 106 72, Athens, Greece | Email: gyannop@law.uoa.gr


PROFILE

Dr. Georgios Yannopoulos is currently Associate Professor teaching Legal Informatics at the Law School, University of Athens. He has completed his undergraduate studies at the School of Law, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and obtained professional qualifications in computer programming and system analysis. His PhD from the University of London (1996) (see books) examines the possibility of applying artificial techniques in legal decision making. At the University of London he has also taught and conducted post-doctoral research (1996-1998) regarding the legal problems from the use of electronic patient cards. At the School of Law he was initially appointed in 2004 as a Lecturer and then as an Assistant Professor (2013) and Associate Professor (2018). Since 2015 he directs the Laboratory of Law and Informatics. His research interests include all aspects of the interaction of law with IT, among other, Internet Law and Regulation, Legal Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Law, Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Electronic Signatures, Secrecy of Communications and Intellectual Property.

He is a native Greek speaker, he is fluent in English, Russian and French, while he understands basic German. He has published 4 monographs and numerous articles.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

a) Books

  • An Introduction to Legal Informatics (in Greek), 2018.
  • The Liability of Internet Intermediaries (in Greek), Athens, 2013.
  • Information Flows in the Internet, Technology & Legal Regulation (in Greek), Athens, 2002.
  • Modelling the Legal Decision Process for Information Technology Applications in Law, Electronic Commerce Series, Kluwer Law International, The Hague, 1998. (PhD Thesis)

b) Articles and Contributions in Collective Works

  • The Liabilities of the Controller in Kotsalis/Menoudakos (eds) GDPR: Legαl Dimension and Practical Implementation, Athens, 2021 (in Greek with L. Mitrou & G. Tsolias).
  • The Immunity of Internet intermediaries reconsidered? in M. Taddeo - L. Floridi (eds.) The Responsibilities of Online Service Providers, Springer, 2017, 43.
  • The Liability of Internet Intermediaries and Disclosure Obligations in Greece in G. Dinwoodie (ed.), Secondary Liability of Internet Service Providers, Springer, 2017, 317.
  • Introduction – chapter on Technology - Media -Electronic Communications - Internet, Greek Law Digest, 2016, 566.
  • Social Network Terms and Community Policies v Applicable Laws in Ε. Alexandropoulou-Egyptiadou & Μ. Bottis (eds.), Lifting the barriers to empower the future of Information Law and Ethics, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics, University of Macedonia Press, Thessaloniki, 2015, 520.
  • Technology beats the law? presented at the 4th International Conference on Information Law, Thessaloniki, 20-21, May, 2011.
  • Constraints for Introducing a “HADOPI” Law: The Example of Greece, 3rd International Seminar: “An Information Law for the 21st Century”, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, 24-26 June 2010.
  • Curia Novit Google: The Quest for Law in the Era of Internet Search Engines, proceedings CEPE 2009, 8th International Conference of Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry, Athens 2009, p. 853.
  • The Right to Access Electronic Legal Databases in Greece, in Flogaitis -Karpen - Masucci (eds), e-Government and e-Democracy, EPL Series, vol. LXXXI, Esperia Publications, London, 2006, 295.

ANCILLARY ACTIVITIES

Georgios is a qualified practising Lawyer, member of the Athens Bar Association and admitted to the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos). For many years he has worked as an in-house counsel for a major telecommunications provider and a major Greek bank. His professional interests are mainly focused on banking and financial law, telecommunications law, regulation of new technologies, data protection and electronic crime as well as on drafting legal opinions on law and new technologies. He is currently acting as the Data Protection Officer (DPO) for major organisations, while representing clients in front of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority and other Authorities and Courts.

Memberships:

  • South EU Google Data Governance Chair
  • Hellenic Gaming Commission
  • Standing committee for the revision of data protection legislation in Greece
  • Standing committee for the digitalization of justice in Greece
  • Legislative committee for reforming the Greek Commercial Registry (Deputy Chairman 2014-2015).
  • Legislative committee for the Hellenic Trade Mark (Chairman, 2010).
  • Legislative committee of the Ministry of Transport (2004 - 2007).