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 is part of's Annual event and is coorganised with ENISA. It is 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. 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,

P. Balboni (ICT Legal Consulting,

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



Outcomes and key themes from ICT 2018 Session on Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society

On 5 December 2018, the Digital Single Market of the European Commission sponsored a session on the topic of “Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society”. The highly-popular session (over 90 attendees) took place on 5 December 2018 within the flagship ICT2018 Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General, EC – DG CNECT, kicked off the session with an overview of some of the most pressing issues of the day in cybersecurity: