Bio

Irene works as Assistant Professor Cybercrime Law and Human Rights at TILT. She obtained a joint doctorate degree by the Tilburg University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her research explores norm-making and enforcement in the digital environment, including technical standardisation. Irene has conducted research for the European Commission, the Dutch National Cyber Security Agency, the European Cybersecurity Agency and others. She is also invited as external expert evaluator of EU funded proposals on societal security. Irene is selected as a member of the ENISA Experts List for assisting in the implementation of its Annual Work Programme and a member of the CEN-CENELEC/BTWG 3 'STAIR' on STAndardization, Innovation and Research. Last year, Irene was the winner of the 2021 Standards+Innovation Individual Researcher award of the European Standardisation Organisations. Irene is qualified attorney-at-law and was practicising for several years before joining academia.

Teaching

  • Cybercrime (620068) course coordinator and lecturer at LL.M. Law & Technology.
  • Global Law bachelor: Law, Technology and Society course lecturer (620296-B-6).
  • Guest lectures on data protection & privacy, regulation theory, soft law, standardisation, certification, international data flows.
  • JADS Professional doctorate program on data science: lecturer on cybersecurity and data protection law.
  • Master Thesis supervision.

Courses

Collaboration

  • Affiliated Researcher - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Research Group on Law, Science, Technology, Society)
  • Attorney at law (Athens Bar Association - Greece)
  • Member of the ENISA Experts List for assisting in the implementation of the Annual ENISA Work Programme, ENISA M-CEI-21-T41
  • Editorial Board - Journal of Standardisation https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/jos/about
  • Member of CEN-CENELEC Working Group of the Technical Boards 'STAIR' (STAndards, Innovation and Research) 
  • Member of Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP) Network (Harvard Law School)
  • Member of Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research (NNHRR)
  • Member of European Academy for Standardisation 
  • Annual Privacy Forum (APF) Program Committee Member
  • IPEN initiative - Internet Privacy Engineering Network (EDPS)
  • Privacy & Identity Lab (PI.lab) & D/PIA Lab
  • Technical Committee Cybersecurity and Data Protection of the Dutch Standardisation Institute NEN (invited expert).
  • Women4 Cyber mentor

Highlights

  • Winner of the CEN CENELEC Standards + Innovation award, category Individual Researcher/Innovator for 2021 (nominated by NEN)
  • Shortlisted for CEFCYS (top 3) for Cyber Woman Excellence award - Europe 2021
  • Principal investigator - National Cyber Security Centre (NL) -study on Network and Information Security Directive (2022) and cybersecurity certification (2020)
  • Principal investigator - COM DG JUST study on GDPR certification 2019
  • Honourable mention at the NENnovation competition 2019
  • Presentation at the IGLP Harvard Law School conference 2018
  • Most read paper for 2018 (2nd place) European Data Protection Law Review (EDPL)
  • Contributed to the development of a CEN Workshop Agreement (European standardisation deliverable)  https://www.cencenelec.eu/media/CEN-CENELEC/CWAs/RI/cwa17147_2017.pdf
  • Best paper award - ITU-Kaleidoscope Conference 2015
  • Young Author Recognition certificate -  ITU-Kaleidoscope Conference 2015

Recent publications

  1. Essential equivalence as a benchmark for international data transfers…

    Drechsler, L., & Kamara, I. (2022). Essential equivalence as a benchmark for international data transfers after Schrems II. In K. Eleni, & L. Ronald (Eds.), Research handbook on EU data protection (1 ed., Vol. 1). (Research Handbooks in European Law series). Edgar Elger Publishing Ltd.. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3881875
  2. Redress for Dark Patterns Privacy Harms? A Case Study on Consent Inte…

    Gunawan, J., Santos, C., & Kamara, I. (Accepted/In press). Redress for Dark Patterns Privacy Harms? A Case Study on Consent Interactions. Paper presented at 2022 ACM Symposium on Computer Science and Law, Washington , Washington, United States.
  3. Data Protection and Consenting Communication Mechanisms: Current Open…

    Human, S., Pandit, H., Morel, V., Santos, C., Degeling, M., Rossi, A., Botes, W., Jesus, V., & Kamara, I. (2022). Data Protection and Consenting Communication Mechanisms: Current Open Proposals and Challenges. Paper presented at 2022 International Workshop on Privacy Engineering, Genoa, Italy.
  4. Computer Security Incident Response Teams in de hervormde Netwerk- en…

    Kamara, I., van den Boom, J., & Stuurman, C. (2022). Computer Security Incident Response Teams in de hervormde Netwerk- en Informatiebeveiligingsrichtlijn: Scenario’s en strategische beleidsaanbevelingen. NCSC.
  5. Computer Security Incident Response Teams in the reformed Network and…

    Kamara, I., & van den Boom, J. (2022). Computer Security Incident Response Teams in the reformed Network and Information Security Directive: good practices. National Cybersecurity Centre.

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