Ioannis Kouvakas

Legal Officer and Acting General Counsel, Privacy International

Ioannis Kouvakas is a Legal Officer and Acting General Counsel for Privacy International (PI), a London based charity that campaigns against companies and governments who exploit our data and technologies. He oversees PI's legal coordination and leads its work on system exploitation, government hacking and corporate social media intelligence. He is also responsible for some of PI’s litigation and interventions before UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the European Commission and data protection and competition authorities.


Ioannis holds a law degree from the University of Athens (Greece) and an LL.M. in Human Rights Law (University College London). He is an external doctoral fellow at the Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where his research focuses on judicial interpretations of the standards of reasonableness and proportionality in the context of privacy and new technologies.
Before joining PI, Ioannis worked as a lawyer for noyb (the European Center for Digital Rights) and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).


My Sessions
September 22, 2021 2:00 PM
A Fireside Chat with Ioannis Kouvakas, Legal Officer, Privacy International

Ioannis oversees PI's legal coordination and leads our work against system exploitation, government hacking and corporate social media intelligence. He is also responsible for some of our litigation and interventions before UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the European Commission and data protection and competition authorities. This fireside chat will discuss PI's work to curb Clearview AI's facial recognition policies, as well as other works.

Host: Robert Bateman, Analyst and Research Director, GRC World Forums


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