Eleni Anagnostopoulou

Eleni Anagnostopoulou

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley Law Advanced Degree Programs
LL.M., Certification in Law & Technology

I hold an LL.B. and an LL.M. in Civil Law from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, with a final thesis on the calculation of mental distress damages in cases of insult by the media. My motivation to study law began as genuine interest and curiosity but has over the years matured into a fascination with the critical role this institution occupies in modern society.

Possessing a strong journalistic drive, a flair for storytelling and an immense love of writing, I have built up a strong editorial background, parallel to my study of the law. After my graduation I started working as a trainee lawyer and a few months later I secured a job as web editor in 'Kathimerini' newspaper. After passing the Athens Bar examination in May 2017 with the highest score among the contestants, I am currently working as a Data Protection Officer.

Having experienced first-hand both sides of Media Law, the regulator’s and the user’s, I am interested in further developing my research on this field through an LL.M. program at the University of California, Berkeley. The fields of IT and Media Law are largely unregulated and ever-evolving, being closely tied to global technological progress. There lies a great opportunity for legal professionals and regulators to reconcile technological advancement with the protection of privacy and personal data. My long-term ambition is to take part in the regulatory attempts taking place throughout the EU, with emphasis on the defense of freedom of speech, and hopefully be one of the people that will aid in their application in Greece.

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