Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome its latest intern, Mr. Ioannis Evangelos Papasliotis, to the Internship Programme sponsored by Seafarers UK.
Ioannis is qualified as an Attorney-at-Law (Athens Bar) and as a Solicitor (England and Wales). He was born in Athens, Greece but is based in London, UK. Ioannis has studied law in the UK, France and Greece and computer science in the UK. He has earned five university degrees amongst which a (Double) Maitrise en Droit International et Européen from the University of Toulouse (France), an LL.M in Computer and Communications Law and an MSc in Computer Science both from University College London.
He has a passion for IT law-related issues as well as privacy and security matters. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Computer Society) as well as the Society for Computers and Law (UK). During his military service in the Hellenic Navy he was seconded to the Hellenic Ministry of Justice for a short period. He has been an intern with the European Commission, and has worked at various UK and US law firms.
His experience in IT law covers, inter alia, IT-related data protection and EU regulation, telecommunications policy and standards discussion through bodies such as DigitalEurope. An article of his, on data protection and data mining was published by Trinity College Dublin after a presentation he made on the 4rth International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies in Cape Town (http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1071763 ).
While working as in-house lawyer for Microsoft EMEA (Brussels) he advised and lobbied on EU regulatory affairs, dealing with telecommunications, spectrum issues and new technologies (such as RFID, Rubee, VOIP), data protection, net neutrality, ID theft, e-crime, security and critical infrastructure protection. While at White&Case LLP’s Brussels office as an associate, he was part of a team dealing with the first patent entrapment case in Europe.
Ioannis is an active member of England and Wales Law Society’s Technology and Law Reference Group which advises on various information technology legal and technical issues. He also has some experience in Greek litigation proceedings in relation to private insurance and cargo claims. Ioannis has a research interest in security issues with special reference to regulatory regimes and computer technologies. He has been helping HRAS with legal translations and advice on ISO standard for an information security management system.