Kamara

Irene is a PhD researcher at TILT and affiliated researcher with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (LSTS). Her PhD project examines 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.

 

She also did traineeships at the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Standardisation Organisations CEN CENELEC. Earlier in 2016, she collaborated with the European Commission as external expert evaluator of H2020 proposals on societal security.

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Personal website: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/i.kamara/

Publications

 

 

Kamara I., De Hert P. (2018) Data protection certification in the EU: Possibilities, Actors and Building Blocks in a reformed landscape, in Rodrigues R. and Papakonstantinou V. (eds) Privacy and Data Protection Seals, T.M.C. Asser Press, (in press)

 

De Hert P., Kamara I. (2017) Understanding the balancing act behind the legitimate interest of the controller ground: a pragmatic approach, in Selinger E., Polonetsky J. & Tene O. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)

 

Co-regulation in EU personal data protection: the case of technical standards and the Privacy by Design standardization ‘mandate’. / Kamara, Irene. In: European Journal of Law and Technology, 2017.

 

Certified security systems for sustainable cities of the 21st century. / Wurster, Simone; Kamara, Irene; Sveinsdottir, Thordis. ITU Kaleidoscope 2016: ICTs for a sustainable world. IEEE, 2016. p. 175-182.

 

Do Not Track initiatives: regaining the lost user control. / Kamara, Irene; Kosta, Eleni. In: International Data Privacy Law, Vol. 6, No. 4, 10.2016, p. 276-290.

 

Data Protection Certification in the EU : Possibilities, Actors and Building Blocks in a reformed landscape. / Kamara, Irene; De Hert, Paul. Privacy and Data Protection Seals . ed. / Rowena Rodrigues; Vagelis Papakonstantinou. T.M.C. Asser Press, 2016.

 

Certification of video surveillance systems to build more resilient urban societies. / Wurster, Simone; Kamara, Irene; Sveinsdottir, Thordis; Krempel, Erik. Urban Disaster Resilience and Security : Novel Approaches for Dealing with Risks in Societies. ed. / Alexander Fekete; Frank Fiedrich. Springer Nature Scientific Publishing Services Ltd, 2016. (The Urban Book Series).

 

Cloud computing and data processing: sorting out legal requirements. / Konstantinou, Ioulia; Kamara, Irene. Data Security in Cloud Computing . ed. / Vimal Kumar; Ryan Ko; Sivadon Chaisiri. Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2016.

 

Final Certification Manual : Deliverable 6.2 for the CRISP project. / Hirrschman, Nathalie; Wohlgemuth, Sophie; Hempel, Leon; Wurster, Simone; Viguri, Jorge; Pauner, Cristina; Rallo, Artemi; Garcia, Rosario; Golyardi, Shirin ; Hortensius, Dick; Burnik, Jelena; Tomsic, Andrej; Sveinsdottir, Thordis; Wadwha, Kush; Kamara, Irene; De Hert, Paul; Von Laufenberg, Roger; Kreissl, Reinhard. CRISP project, 2016. 71 p.

 

IoT standardization. The approach in the field of data protection as a model for ensuring compliance of IoT applications? / Stuurman, Kees; Kamara, Irene. Standardising the IoT and its Applications: Workshop Proceedings. Austria : IEEE Computer - Conference Publishing Services, 2016.

 

Certified Systems to Reduce Security Risks in Modern Societies and the Contribution of the CRISP Approach. / Wurster, Simone; Hirrschman, Nathalie ; Kamara, Irene; Sveinsdottir, Thordis. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2016 Integrative Risk Management - towards resilient cities : Conference proceedings. Switzerland : 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2016 Integrative Risk Management - towards resilient cities , 2016.

 

Interim Exploitation Plan : Deliverable 7.3. / Golyardi, Shirin ; Hortensius, Dick; Lau, Ying Ying ; Burnik, Jelena; Pauner, Cristina; Viguri, Jorge; Kamara, Irene; Hirrschman, Nathalie; Wurster, Simone; Von Laufenberg, Roger; Sveinsdottir, Thordis; Wohlgemuth, Sophie. CRISP project, 2016. 13 p.

 

Final Roadmap and Implementation Plan : Deliverable 6.1 . / Wurster, Simone; Burnik, Jelena; Tomsic, Andrej; Hirrschman, Nathalie; Golyardi, Shirin ; Hortensius, Dick; Lau, Ying Ying ; Wadhwa, Kush; Sveinsdottir, Thordis; Von Laufenberg, Roger; Kreissl, Reinhard; Kamara, Irene; De Hert, Paul; Pauner, Cristina; Viguri, Jorge; Garcia, Rosario. CRISP project, 2016. 43 p.

 

Consumer Law Strengthens Data Protection Rights in Germany. / Kamara, Irene; De Hert, Paul.

In: Privacy Laws & Business: International Reports. 2016 ; 2016, 141, p. 24-25.

 

Behavioural Profiling in the Post-constitutionalisation Data Protection Regime. / Kamara, Irene. Human Rights as a Basis for reevaluating and reconstructing the law: Acts of the 4th ACCA Conference held in Louvainla- Neuve on May 29th,2015. ed. / Arnaud Hoc; Stéphanie Wattier; Geoffrey Willems. 1. ed. Bruylant, 2016. p. 385-400.

 

Report on the scenario-based workshops and the refinement of the CRISP Methodology : Deliverable 5.2 for the CRISP project. / Hempel, Leon; Hirrschman, Nathalie ; Haponava, Tatsiana; Von Laufenberg, Roger; Wurster, Simone; Wadhwa, Kush; Sveinsdottir, Thordis; De Hert, Paul; Kamara, Irene; Pauner, Cristina; Viguri, Jorge; Garcia, Rosario; Burnik, Jelena. European Commission, 2016. 58 p.

 

The cloud computing standard ISO/IEC 27018 through the lens of the EU legislation on data protection. / De Hert, Paul; Papakonstantinou, Evangelos; Kamara, Irene. In: Computer Law & Security Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, 02.2016, p. 16-30.

 

Raising Trust in Security Products and Systems through Standardisation and Certification: The CRISP Approach. / Kamara, Irene; Sveinsdottir, Thordis; Wurster, Simone. ITU Kaleidoscope 2015 - Trust in the Information Society. IEEE, 2015. p. 57-63.

 

Drones. Current challenges and standardisation solutions in the field of privacy and data protection. / Pauner, Cristina; Kamara, Irene; Viguri, Jorge. ITU Kaleidoscope 2015 - Trust in the Information Society. IEEE, 2015. p. 65-71.

 

Validated CRISP Methodology : Deliverable 5.1 for the CRISP project. / Hempel, Leon; Hirrschman, Nathalie; Von Laufenberg, Roger; Wurster, Simone; Sveinsdottir, Thordis; Kamara, Irene; De Hert, Paul. CRISP project, 2015. 91 p.

 

Consolidated report on security standards, certification and accreditation – best practice and lessons learnt : Deliverable 2.2 for the CRISP project. / Wurster, Simone; Pohlmann, Tim; Kamara, Irene; De Hert, Paul; Hirrschman, Nathalie ; Murphy, Patrick; Fritz, Florian; Kreissl, Reinhard; Von Laufenberg, Roger; Pauner, Cristina; Rallo, Artemi; Burnik, Jelena; Garcia, Rosario; Viguri, Jorge; Kalan, Eva; Lau, Ying Ying ; van Jetten, Jolien. CRISP project, 2015. 539 p.

 

S-T-E-Fi based SWOT analysis of existing schemes : Deliverable 4.3 for the CRISP project. / Kamara, Irene; De Hert, Paul; Van Brakel, Rosamunde; Tanas, Alessia; Konstantinou, Ioulia; Pauner, Cristina; Viguri, Jorge; Rallo, Artemi; García Mahamut, Rosario; Wurster, Simone; Pohlmann, Tim; Hirrschman, Nathalie; Hempel, Leon; Kreissl, Reinhard; Fritz, Florian; Von Laufenberg, Roger. CRISP project, 2015. 193 p.

 

An Overview of the International Standard for Cloud Providers Processing PII. / De Hert, Paul; Papakonstantinou, Evangelos; Kamara, Irene. In: The Privacy Advisor. 2014.

 

Ethical Expert Report on Freedom Infringement Evaluation : Deliverable 4.2 for the CRISP project. / Neyland, Daniel; Kamara, Irene; De Hert, Paul. CRISP project, 2015. 19 p.

 

Legal Analysis of Existing Schemes : Deliverable 4.1 for the CRISP project. / Kamara, Irene; De Hert, Paul; Van Brakel, Rosamunde; Tanas, Alessia; Konstantinou, Ioulia; Pauner, Cristina; Viguri, Jorge; Rallo, Artemi; Garcia, Rosario; Fritz, Florian; Von Laufenberg, Roger; Kalan, Eva; Burnik, Jelena. CRISP project, 2015. 174 p.

 

Poster presentation: Data Protection in the Design and Certification of Security Products. / Kamara, Irene. ISCRAM2015 Proceedings: 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. 2015.

 

The New Cloud Computing ISO/IEC 27018 Standard Through the Lens of the EU Legislation on Data Protection. / De

Hert, Paul; Papakonstantinou, Evangelos; Kamara, Irene. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels Privacy HUB, 2014. (Brussels Privacy HUB working papers).

 

 

Presentations

 

International Conference "Looking beyond the 50th Anniversary of the Covenants. What Interdependence and Indivisibility of Human Rights?" Irene Kamara (Participant), 13 Dec 2016, International Conference "Looking beyond the 50th Anniversary of the Covenants. What Interdependence and Indivisibility of Human Rights?"

 

European Courts, New Technologies and Fundamental Rights Irene Kamara (Invited speaker), 9 Dec 2016, European Courts, New Technologies and Fundamental Rights

 

CIPL GDPR Project Working Session on Seals, Certifications and Codes of Conduct Irene Kamara (Invited speaker), 8 Nov 2016, CIPL GDPR Project Working Session on Seals, Certifications and Codes of Conduct

 

Towards embedding data protection and other socio-legal requirements in the certification of security systems Irene Kamara (Invited speaker), 30 Sep 2016, Towards embedding data protection and other socio-legal requirements in the certification of security systems

 

Monday Research Gatherings Irene Kamara (Speaker), 25 May 2016, Monday Research Gatherings

 

15th Annual STS Conference Graz 2016:Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies Irene Kamara (Speaker), 10 May 2016, 15th Annual STS Conference Graz 2016: Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies

 

British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association (BILETA) conference Irene Kamara (Speaker), 12 Apr 2016, British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association (BILETA) conference

 

ITU Kaleidoscope 2015: Trust in the Information Society Irene Kamara (Keynote/plenary speaker), 9 Dec 2015, ITU Kaleidoscope 2015: Trust in the Information Society

 

Cyberspace conference 2015 Irene Kamara (Speaker), 28 Nov 2015, Cyberspace conference 2015

 

3rd Annual PhD Forum: Law and Governance in the Digital Era Irene Kamara (Speaker), 20 Nov 2015, 3rd Annual PhD Forum: Law and Governance in the Digital Era

 

CEN-CENELEC Joint Working Group Meeting Privacy management in products and services Irene Kamara (Speaker), 14 Sep 2015, CEN-CENELEC Joint Working Group Meeting Privacy management in products and services

 

12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Irene Kamara (Speaker), 25 May 2015 → 27 May 2015, 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis

Response and Management

 

ACCA 2015 Human Rights as a basis for Reevaluating and Reconstructing the Law Irene Kamara (Speaker), 29 May 2015, ACCA 2015 Human Rights as a basis for Reevaluating and Reconstructing the Law

 

 

Other

 

H2020 Expert Evaluator Irene Kamara (Reviewer), May 2016 → Jun 2016

 

International Journal of Information Security and Privacy (IJISP) Irene Kamara (Peer reviewer), 2016 → …

 

IEEE Communications Magazine Irene Kamara (Peer reviewer), Aug 2016

 

International Data Privacy Law Irene Kamara (Peer reviewer), Apr 2016

 

Prize for best paper Irene Kamara (Recipient), Dec 2015

 

Young Author Recognition Irene Kamara (Recipient), 2015