Mr Spyros Syrrakos

PhD Student in Law

LSE Law School

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Key Expertise
IT Law & Policy, Data Protection law, EU law, Human Rights

About me

Thesis title:

'Data Protection Law and Proportionality in the Digital Era: A Re-Conceptualisation: Reasoning, Frictions and Operationalisation' [provisional title]


Professor Kai Moller and Dr Orla Lynskey

Research interests

Data Protection Law and Privacy, AI and Internet Regulation, Platform Governance, EU law, Human and Constitutional Rights

Spyros is a PhD candidate in Law at the LSE Law School. His main research interests concern the entanglements between law, regulation and technology and the effective protection of fundamental rights in the digital sphere, as well as EU law more broadly. He is a recipient of the LSE PhD Studentship and he is also a scholar of the AG Leventis Foundation.

His PhD research aims to unpack and critically examine the intricacies of the relationship between data protection law and the principle of proportionality in the digital world from a normative and practical perspective. His project shall also adopt a socio-legal lens in order to assess whether and how proportionality should be recalibrated within the context of digital regulation (in relation, for instance, to AI and digital platforms) through the prism of data protection law.

Spyros holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours, Valedictorian) and a Master’s degree in Communication and Media Studies (Distinction, Valedictorian) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, while he also holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Information Technology and Communication Law (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics.

Spyros is a qualified lawyer and a member of the Athens Bar Association. He has previously practiced law in a top-tier law firm in Athens, focusing primarily on data protection law as well as on other aspects of EU law. Moreover, Spyros has gained experience in the field of EU technology policy and digital rights. He has completed a Blue Book traineeship at the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics unit of the Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect) of the European Commission in Luxembourg, where he focused on AI regulation and ethics in the context of his engagement with the AI High-Level Expert Group. Additionally, he has worked as a policy officer for the Research Strategy and Programme Coordination unit within the same DG in Brussels, where he covered a broad range of regulatory and innovation aspects of the digital transition with a focus on the development and coordination of the EU strategy on digital sovereignty, EU strategic autonomy and evidence-based policy making through the lens of strategic foresight.