Irene Kamara
  • Warandelaan 2, Montesquieu Building, room M 701

    5037 AB Tilburg



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Irene is Assistant Professor at TILT and affiliate researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (LSTS). Irene followed a joint doctorate track supported by the Tilburg University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her PhD topic examined 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.

Irene's collaborations include the European Commission as external expert evaluator of EU funded proposals on societal security, CEN and CENELEC, ENISA, the Dutch National Cyber Security Agency.

Irene is selected as a member of the ENISA Experts List for assisting in the implementation of the Annual ENISA Work Programme. In 2021, Irene received the CEN CENELEC Standards+Innovation award for the category Individual Researcher. She has also received a best paper award and a young author recognition certificate from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations Agency for standardisation. 


  • Course coordinator and lecturer: Cybercrime (620068-M-6), Law & Tech LL.M.
  • Lecturer at Honours Program Trust in the Information Age at TiU.
  • Lecturer at Professional learning programs on cybercrime, cybersecurity governance, legal aspects of standardisation.
  • PhD and master theses supervision.
  • Past: Lecturer:
    • Global Law Bachelor: Law, Technology and Society (620296-B-6)
    • Legal and ethical aspects course, Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) Data Science JADS

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Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Data Protection Standardisation, TILT

Award Date: 21 Jun 2021

Law, LL.B. , Democritus University of Thrace

Law, Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

Political science, MSc in International and European Studies, University of Piraeus

External positions

Advice (European Data Protection Board)

1 Feb 2023 → …

Evaluator (European Commission)

2 Jan 2023 → …

Editorial Board (Journal of Standardisation)

10 Nov 2021 → …

Technical Committee Cybersecurity & Privacy (Stichting Koninklijk Nederlands Normalisatie Instituut (NEN))

1 May 2020 → …

Legal advice and research (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA))

1 Mar 201730 Aug 2024

Affiliated researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel – LSTS


  • Cybercrime
  • Liability Law
  • Self Regulation
  • Data Protection
  • Standardisation
  • Human rights
  • Privacy
  • Techno-Regulation
  • Cyber Security
  • Access To Justice


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