Kalliopi Spyridaki



Chief Privacy Strategist, Europe and Asia Pacific

Kalliopi Spyridaki is Chief Privacy Strategist at SAS, the leader in data analytics. She joined SAS in 2007. In her role today, Kalliopi focuses on laws and government policies that impact SAS and its customers related to, among others, privacy and data protection, data governance more generally and artificial intelligence.


Kalliopi splits her time between legal compliance and public policy. Her geographic focus includes Europe and the Asia Pacific region. In Europe, she works with policy-makers and regulators to ensure that the needs of the analytics market are considered in wide-ranging policies that implicate privacy and data governance such as big data, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and the free flow of data. These topics are central to her work in Asia Pacific, where her legal work also includes privacy compliance across the region.


Kalliopi has lived and worked in Brussels since 2002. Before joining SAS, she had various positions focusing, among others, on data protection law, competition law and various areas of consumer law. Kalliopi’s work experience includes positions in European and Greek law firms, a trade association, a public affairs firm, the European Commission and the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


She holds a law degree from the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Greece. Kalliopi also has a master’s degree from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany and has completed the Advanced Community Law professional training programme (ACLT) on competition law at the College of Europe, Belgium. She has been a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2003. Kalliopi speaks four languages and enjoys windsurfing, tennis and playing classical piano.



Contributions by Kalliopi Spyridaki

  • Implementing Accountability: Privacy Governance Approaches for Today & Tomorrow
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2019