Dr Maria Tzanou

Title: Lecturer in Law
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733093
Email: m.tzanou@keele.ac.uk
Location: Chancellor's Building, Room CBC1.014
Role: Mooting Coordinator
Contacting me: During office hours without an appointment, or email to make an appointment.
Maria Tzanou port

Maria completed her LLB in 2006 at the University of Athens, where she graduated with honours equivalent to Summa Cum Laude. She holds an LLM in European Law from the University of Cambridge (2007), a Master II in ‘Specialized Public Law’ from the Universities of Athens and Bordeaux IV (2008) and an LLM in Comparative, European and International Law from the European University Institute (2009). She was awarded her PhD from the European University Institute in June 2012. In 2010, Maria was a Hauser Global Fellow at New York University School of Law.

Prior to joining Keele University, Maria was a lecturer at Edge Hill University. Previously, she had been a visiting lecturer at the Europa Institute of the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) and a guest lecturer at the University of Passau (Germany) and at the Monash University of Australia (EU Center in Prato, Italy).

Maria’s research interests lie in EU constitutional and human rights law, privacy and data protection, and counter-terrorism law. Her current research focuses on the relationship between privacy and data protection and attempts to assess the added value of data protection as a fundamental right in the EU legal order.

Maria would be happy to supervise research in the areas of EU human rights and constitutional law, in particular projects related to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; data protection, privacy and more generally information rights in the Internet context and beyond; and, counter-terrorism and human rights. 

Selected Publications

  • Tzanou M. 2018. Access to communications metadata regardless of the severity of the crime. Leading Internet Case Law. link> full text>
  • Tzanou M. 2018. The Foundations of EU Data Protection Law (Book review). European Law Review, vol. 43(2), 282-284. link>
  • Tzanou M. 2018. Publication Review Courts, Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Environment Maja Brkan (ed.), Evangelia Psychogiopoulou (ed.). Computer and Telecommunications Law Review.
  • Tzanou M. 2017. The Fundamental Right to Data Protection. Normative Value in the Context of Counter-Terrorism Surveillance. Oxford: Hart Publishing. link>
  • Tzanou M. 2017. European Union Regulation of Transatlantic Data Transfers and Online Surveillance. Human Rights Law Review. doi> link> full text>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Tzanou M. 2017. The Fundamental Right to Data Protection. Normative Value in the Context of Counter-Terrorism Surveillance. Oxford: Hart Publishing. link>

Journal Articles

  • Tzanou M. 2018. Access to communications metadata regardless of the severity of the crime. Leading Internet Case Law. link> full text>
  • Tzanou M. 2018. The Foundations of EU Data Protection Law (Book review). European Law Review, vol. 43(2), 282-284. link>
  • Tzanou M. 2018. Publication Review Courts, Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Environment Maja Brkan (ed.), Evangelia Psychogiopoulou (ed.). Computer and Telecommunications Law Review.
  • Tzanou M. 2017. European Union Regulation of Transatlantic Data Transfers and Online Surveillance. Human Rights Law Review. doi> link> full text>
  • Tzanou M. 2015. The War Against Terror and Transatlantic Information Sharing: Spillovers of Privacy or Spillovers of Security?. Merkourios : Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, vol. 31(80), 87-103. doi> full text>
  • Tzanou M. 2013. Is Data Protection the Same as Privacy? An Analysis of Telecommunications’ Metadata Retention Measures. Journal of Internet Law, vol. 17(3), 20-33.
  • Tzanou M. 2013. Data protection as a fundamental right next to privacy? 'Reconstructing' a not so new right. International Data Privacy Law, vol. 3(2), 88-99. doi>
  • Tzanou M. 2011. EU Counter-Terrorist Policies and Fundamental Rights - The Case of Individual Sanctions. COMMON MARKET LAW REVIEW, vol. 48(6), 2124-2127. link>
  • Tzanou M. 2011. Christina Eckes, EU Counter-Terrorist Policies and Fundamental Rights - The Case of Individual Sanctions. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2009. 512 pages. ISBN: 978-0-19-957376-9. GBP 65. Common Market Law Review, vol. 48(6), 2124-2127.
  • Tzanou M and Droubi S. 2010. Case -note on Case T-318/01 Omar Mohammed Othman v Council of the European Union and Commission of the European Communities, judgment of the Court of First Instance of 11 June 2009 (Seventh Chamber). Common Market Law Review, vol. 47(4), 1233-1253.
  • Tzanou M. 2010. The EU as an emerging ‘Surveillance Society’: The function creep case study and challengesto privacy and data protection. Vienna Online Journal on International Constitutional Law.
  • Tzanou M. 2010. Balancing fundamental rights: United in diversity? Some reflections on the recent case-lawof the European Court of Justice on data protection. Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy, vol. 6, 53-74.
  • Tzanou M. 2009. Case-note on Joined Cases C-402/05 P & C-415/05 P Yassin Abdullah Kadi& Al Barakaat International Foundation v Council of the European Union & Commission of the European Communities. German Law Journal, vol. 10, 121-154.
  • Tzanou M and Poli S. The Kadi Rulings: A Survey of the Literature. Yearbook of EuropeanLaw, vol. 28(1), 533-558.

Chapters

  • Tzanou M. 2014. Data Protection in EU Law after Lisbon: Challenges, Developments, and Limitations. In Handbook of Research on Emerging Developments in Data Privacy. Gupta M (Ed.). (19 vols.). IGI Global. doi>
  • Tzanou M. 2012. he Second Generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) and human rights. In Global Administrative Law: The Casebook. Cassese S, Carotti B, Casini L, Cavalieri E, MacDonald E (Eds.). (Third ed.). IRPA and IILJ.
  • Tzanou M. 2012. Human Rights and Terrorism: The Use of Passenger Name Record (PNR). In Global Administrative Law: The Casebook. Cassese S, Carotti B, Casini L, Cavalieri E, MacDonald E (Eds.). IRPA and IILJ.
  • Tzanou M. 2012. The EU Data Protection Directive as a Model for Global Regimes. In Global Administrative Law: The Casebook. (Third ed.). RPA and IILJ.
  • Tzanou M. 2011. Law and Ethics in the Modern EU 'Surveillance Society': Are Data Protection Principles 'Dead' in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice? The Case of VIS and EURODAC Information Systems. In Values and Freedoms in Modern Information Law & Ethics, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics. Bottis M, Alexandropoulou E, Iglezakis I (Eds.). Nomiki Bibliothiki.
  • Tzanou M. 2010. Data protection in EU law: An Analysis of the EU Legal Framework and the ECJ Jurisprudence. In Personal Data Privacy and Protection in a Surveillance Era:Technologies and Practices. Akrivopoulou C and Psygkas A (Eds.). IGI Global.
  • Tzanou M. A legal framework for the implementation of the right to be forgotten: horizontality of EU privacy rights, internet search engines as fundamental rights adjudicators and the need for a proportionate balance.

Other

  • Tzanou M, Scheinin M, Vermeulen M. 2010. EU law and policy approaches to the applicability of human rights norms in the fight against terrorism.
  • Tzanou M, Burke C, Muller W, Ojanen T, Scheinin M. 2009. Thematic EU/ International Legal Study on Access to Justice Typology.
  • Tzanou M and Ojanen T. 2009. Thematic EU/ International Legal Study on assessment of data protection measures and relevant institutions.
  • Tzanou M, Fabbrini F, Kyriakou N, Scheinin M. 2009. Comparative Legal Study on assessment of data protection measures and relevant institutions.
  • Tzanou M. The Commission’s draft EU-US Privacy Shield adequacy decision: A Shield for Transatlantic Privacy or Nothing New under the Sun?. link>

Undergraduate Teaching:

Law of the EU 1 (Module leader)

Law of the EU 2 (Module leader)

 

Postgraduate Teaching:

Trading in the EU

Member of the Society of Legal Scholars

Member of the Athens Bar Association