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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



Have you ever received an SMS to your smartphone that asked you to follow a link for more information? It could be a delivery notice from an online store or postal service, or a notification of a new voicemail. Maybe the SMS seemed a bit off, and you might have wondered whether you should click the link or not. But you wanted to know where your parcel is or who left a message, so you went on and clicked it anyway.

Future Events

ECSO is proud to announce that the call is now open for startups to attend the 10th Cyber Investor Days and compete for the European Cybersecurity STARtup Award. Selected startups will win the chance to pitch their innovative cybersecurity solutions and hold B2B meetings with leading investors and corporations from Europe and beyond at ECSO’s Cyber Investor Days, taking place on 1 and 2 December 2021 in Helsinki, Finland.

01/12/2021 to 02/12/2021