Vagelis Papakonstantinou is a professor of law at the Faculty of Law & Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He is the Coordinator of VUB’s Cyber and Data Security Lab (CDSL), a core member of VUB’s Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS), and a research member of the Brussels Privacy Hub. His focus is on privacy and data protection, both from an EU and an international perspective; Other research topics include cybersecurity, digital personhood and computer programs. He is also a registered attorney with the Athens Bar Association, Greece. 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. He regularly represents the Greek Ministry of Justice in front of EU and CoE law-making bodies and participates in law-making committees. His personal website may be found at https://vpapakonstantinou.com.