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Joseph Cannataci

Joseph Cannataci co-founded and co-directs the Security, Technology & e-Privacy Research Group (STeP) at the Faculty of Law at the University of Groningen where he holds the Chair of European Information Policy & Technology Law.   He is Head of the Department of Information Policy & Governance at the Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta and Adjunct Professor at the Security Research Institute and the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University Australia. Furthermore, Cannataci is currently overall co-ordinator for the EU-supported SMART, RESPECT and MAPPING projects dealing with various forms of surveillance, privacy and Internet Governance.  In 2002 he received the title Officier dans l’ordre des palmes academiques by France, in part for his work on technology law and privacy law and his contribution to the development of European information policy.  He has advised the Council of Europe (CoE) on data protection regulations and on cybercrime, and Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law on police use of personal data.