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Niko Tsakalakis

Postgraduate research student

Niko Tsakalakis is a Senior Research Assistant at FutureTrust – Services for Trustworthy Global Transactions, a Horizon 2020 project.


Niko is part of the University of Southampton team participating in the FutureTrust project, which aims at supporting the practical implementation of the EU eIDAS Regulation on Electronic Identification and Trust Services. University of Southampton is in charge of the legal requirements, liability regimes and impact of eID and trust services, as well as providing the legal evaluation of the project.

Holding an LL.B (DUTH), an LL.M (Westminster) and an MSc (Southampton), he is a PhD candidate within the Web and Internet Science Research Group in the department of ECS at the University of Southampton.



MSc(Dist) Web Science, University of Southampton

LLM(Dist) International Commercial ADR, University of Westminster

LLB in Law, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece


Tsakalakis, Niko, O'hara, Kieron and Stalla-Bourdillon, Sophie (2016) Identity assurance in the UK: technical implementations and legal implications under the eIDAS regulation. WebSci '16 Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Web Science, Germany. 22 - 25 May 2016. pp. 55-65. (doi:10.1145/2908131.2908152).

Tsakalakis, Niko, Stalla-Bourdillon, Sophie and O'Hara, Kieron (2017) Identity Assurance in the UK: technical implementation and legal implications under eIDAS. The Journal of Web Science, 3 (3), 32-46. (doi:10.1561/106.00000010).

Tsakalakis, Niko and Stalla-Bourdillon, Sophie (2018) Article 87 of the Generral Data Protection Regulation. In, Spiecker Döhmann, Indra, Papakonstantinou, Vagelis, Hornung, Gerrit and de Hert, Paul (eds.) Commentary on the General Data Protection Regulation. Nomos. , (In Press)

Tsakalakis, Niko and Stalla-Bourdillon, Sophie , Sel, Marc (ed.) (2017) State of the art in relation to privacy and data protection requirements (preliminary report): Deliverable 2.7 94pp. ,

Stalla-Bourdillon, Sophie, Pearce, Henry and Tsakalakis, Niko (2018) The GDPR: A game changer for electronic identification schemes? The case study of Gov.UK Verify. Computer Law & Security Review, 34 (4), 784-805. (doi:10.1016/j.clsr.2018.05.012).


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