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Eleni Kosta


  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 726

    5037 DE Tilburg



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Research interests

Prof. Dr. Eleni Kosta is full Professor of Technology Law and Human Rights at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT, Tilburg University, the Netherlands). Eleni obtained her law degree at the University of Athens (Greece) in 2002 and a Masters degree in Public Law at the same University in 2004. In 2005 she completed an LL.M. in legal informatics at the University of Hannover (Germany) and in 2011 she was awarded the title of Doctor of Laws at the KU Leuven (Belgium) with a thesis on consent in data protection. Eleni is conducting research on privacy and data protection, specialising in electronic communications and new technologies, as well as on health law. She has been involved in numerous EU research projects and is teaching "Capita Selecta Privacy and Data Protection" at the LLM Law & Technology of the Tilburg Law School. In 2014 Eleni was awarded a personal research grant for research on privacy and surveillance by the Dutch Research Organisation (VENI/NWO), which she is currently working on. Eleni also collaborates as associate with timelex (

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Research Output

Big brother watch and others v UK: Lessons from the latest Strasbourg ruling on bulk surveillance

van der Sloot, B. & Kosta, E., 2019, 10 p.. No. 58170/13, 62322/14 and 24960/15, No. ECLI:CE:ECHR:2018:0913JUD005817013 , Sep 13, 2018. (European Data Protection Law Review; vol. 5, no. 2, p. 252 -261)

Research output: Memorandum/expositionCase noteProfessional

  • Government access to user data: Towards more meaningful transparency reports

    Kosta, E. & Brewczyńska, M., 2019, Regulating industrial internet through IPR, data protection and competition law. Ballardini, R., Kuoppamäki, P. & Pitkänen, O. (eds.). KLUWER LAW INT, p. 253-274 22 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Privacy and identity management. Fairness, accountability, and transparency in the age of big data: 13th IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.7, 11.6/SIG 9.2.2 International Summer School, Vienna, Austria, August 20-24, 2018, revised selected papers

    Kosta, E. (ed.), Pierson, J. (ed.), Slamanig, D. (ed.), Fischer-Hübner, S. (ed.) & Krenn, S. (ed.), 2019, Springer International. 281 p. (IFIP AICT Tutorials; vol. 547)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review

  • Privacy and identity management. The smart evolution: 12th IFIP WG 9.2, 9.5, 9.6/11.7, 11.6/SIG 9.2.2 International Summer School, Ispra, Italy, September 4-8, 2017, revised selected papers

    Hansen, M. (ed.), Kosta, E. (ed.), Nai-Fovino, I. (ed.) & Fischer-Hübner, S. (ed.), 2018, Springer International. 371 p. (IFIP AICT Tutorials; vol. 526)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review