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Security of Personal Data Processing Event - 8th October - Athens (Greece)


One of the core obligations for all businesses, including SMEs, acting either as data controllers or data processors, in GDPR is that of the security of personal data. In particular, according to GDPR security equally covers confidentiality, integrity and availability and should be considered following a risk-based approach: the higher the risk, the more rigorous the measures that the controller or the processor needs to take (in order to manage the risk).

The workshop was part of cyberwatching.eu's Annual event and was coorganised with ENISA. The workshop was organized within the context of relevant ENISA’s work in 2016 and 2017, especially targeting SMEs (where we collaborated with experts from Italian and Greek DPAs) and as a follow up on the event organized on February 8, 2018 in Rome.

Cyberwatching.eu speakers include Paolo Balboni, Founder, ICT Legal Consulting and Sebastiano Tofaletti, Secretary General, Digital SME Alliance.

9:30 - 9:45

Welcome Messages

 A. Mitrakas (ENISA)

 K. Menoudakos (HDPA)

9:45 - 11:00

 Panel Session I

SMEs preparation for GDPR


Chair:  V. Zorkadis (HDPA)


S. Toffaletti (European DIGITAL SME Alliance, Cyberwatching.eu)

P. Balboni (ICT Legal Consulting, Cyberwatching.eu)

A. Oikonomopoulos (Skroutz S.A.)           

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break


11:30 - 12:45

 Panel Session II

Security measures for SMEs

Chair: C. Lambrinoudakis (UniPi)


G. Panagopoulou (HDPA)

G. D’ Acquisto (Garante)

F. Guasconi (European DIGITAL SME Alliance, SBS)

P. Drogkaris (ENISA)

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch break


13:45 -15:00 


Panel Session III

Personal data breaches - what an SME should know/do


Chair: D. Kampouraki (EDPS)


P. Van Eecke (DLA Piper)

K. Limniotis (HDPA)

K. Panagos (Vodafone)

G. Patsis (Obrela)

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break


15:30 - 16:45


Panel Session IV

Data protection by design for SMEs


Chair: G. Yannopoulos (UoA)


A, Bourka (ENISA)

K. Limniotis (HDPA)

V. Verykios (EAP)

Y. Kotsis-Giannarakis (HAMAC)

16:45 - 17:00

Closing remarks



PUZZLE project is an EU-funded project, a part of the Horizon 2020 programme, set to design and implement state-of-the-art cybersecurity, privacy and data protection management framework.

Future Events

Join us for a workshop on ePrivacy, its implications for SMEs, and how it differentiates from the GDPR, organised by DIGITAL SME’s Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence together with Cyberwatching.eu on 10 May, 11.30 – 13.00 CEST!


Join us on the FIWARE Cybersecurity DAY on 13 May 2021, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of cybersecurity, FIWARE, supported by the GUARD Project and Cyberwatching.eu, is bringing together cybersecurity experts to review innovative, integrated, and holistic approaches for a secure and trusted Digital Single Market, outlining the principles that are guiding the EU action in this domain.