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Maria Tzanou

Maria Tzanou


Dr Maria Tzanou is a Senior Lecturer in Law (Associate Professor) at Keele University, UK. She holds a PhD from the European University Institute (EUI), and LLM degrees from Cambridge University, the University of Athens and Bordeaux IV and the EUI. She was a Hauser Global Fellow at New York University (NYU).

Her research focuses on European constitutional and human rights law, privacy, data protection, AI, big data, surveillance and transatlantic data privacy cooperation. She is the author of The Fundamental Right to Data Protection: Normative Value in the Context of Counter-Terrorism Surveillance (Hart Publishing, 2017) and the editor of Personal Data Protection and Legal Developments in the European Union (IGI Global, 2020) and Health Data Privacy under the GDPR: Big Data Challenges and Regulatory Responses (Routledge, 2021). She has published numerous articles in journals such as International Data Privacy Law, Human Rights Law Review, Common Market Law Review, Journal of International and Comparative Law, Yearbook of European Law and German Law Journal.

Dr Tzanou is a permanent scientific advisor to the Greek Ministry of Justice on data protection issues and co-convenor of the UK Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Cyberlaw Section.

The South EU Google Data Governance Chair focuses on scientific reflection and research in the academic field on Data Governance in the context of European countries. The Chair analyzes the challenges of Law and Data Governance in areas such as Big Data, Data Driven Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and International Flows of Personal Data.