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I. Kamara LLM

PhD Researcher 

Tilburg Law School
Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)


Irene is a PhD researcher at TILT and affiliate researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (LSTS). Irene follows a joint doctorate track supported by the Tilburg University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her PhD topic examines the interplay between standardisation and the regulation of the right to protection of personal data.

Prior to joining academia, Irene had been working as an attorney at law before the Court of Appeal in Athens. She also did traineeships at the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Standardisation Organisations CEN and CENELEC. In 2016, she collaborated with the European Commission as external expert evaluator of H2020 proposals on societal security. 

Irene is selected as a member of the ENISA Experts List for assisting in the implementation of the Annual ENISA Work Programme. In 2015, Irene received a best paper award and a young author recognition certificate from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations Agency for standardisation.


Principal publications

  • Kamara I., De Hert P. (2018) Understanding the balancing act behind the legitimate interest of the controller ground: a pragmatic approach, in Selinger E., Polonetsky J. & Tene O. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy, Cambridge University Press 
  • Kamara I., De Hert P. (2018) Data protection certification in the EU: Possibilities, Actors and Building Blocks in a reformed landscape, in Rodrigues R. and Papakonstantinou V. (eds) Privacy and Data Protection Seals, T.M.C. Asser Press
  • Kamara I. (2017) Co-regulation in EU personal data protection: the case of technical standards and the Privacy by Design standardisation mandate, European Journal of Law and Technology, vol.8 (1) ISSN 2042-115X 
  • Kamara I., Kosta E. (2016) Do Not Track Initiatives: regaining the lost user control, International Data Privacy Law, vol. 6. (4) pp.276-290
  • De Hert, P., Papakonstantinou, V. & Kamara, I. (2016) The cloud computing standard ISO/IEC 27018 through the lens of the EU legislation on data protection, Computer Law and Security Review, vol. 32 (1) pp.16-30

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Last amended: 10 August 2018