European Data Protection Digest

Researchers Discuss Challenges of IT and Privacy

DATA PROTECTION—CYPRUS

January 10, 2013

Euronews spoke with researchers at the University of Cyprus about the challenges for developers and regulators that come with protecting consumer privacy in new technologies. Marios Dikaiakos, head of the university’s computer science department, says “constant technological changes” make it “hard to regulate issues related to civilian privacy.” Dikaiakos and two PhD students interviewed say they take privacy into account in the early stages of developing technology, noting its importance—especially in networking technologies. “As researchers, and as individuals that develop these technologies, protecting privacy will certainly remain high on our agenda for any future research and development,” Dikaiakos said.
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