Stergios is a DPhil in Socio-Legal Studies candidate and a member of St Cross college, supervised by Professors Jane Kaye and Bettina Lange. His research, funded by the ESRC and the Onassis Foundation, theorises data sharing regulation in the British public sector, particularly with regard to disclosing Government-owned, administrative data for research purposes. Working at the intersections of data sharing law, administrative justice and regulatory theory, this work assesses stark differences in the behaviour of public-sector data custodians in the United Kingdom.
He has published in the fields of socio-legal studies and regulation theory in such journals as the Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law and The Modern Law Review, as well as on the interplay between data protection and human rights law in such journals as the European Data Protection Law Review, the Computer Law & Security Review and International Data Privacy Law.
Stergios has served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford and has completed studies in socio-legal research [MSt (dist.)] and law (MJur) at the University of Oxford and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece [LLB & LLM in Criminal Law (both dist.)].
June 2020 : Information Law and Policy Blogspot on Covid-19 and the GDPR's aspirations to homogenise EU data protection law.
- Will Brexit diminish digital rights protection in the UK or are domestic institutions better-placed to deliver such protection unencumbered by the oversight of EU institutions? This article scrutinises the validity of conflicting arguments about the future of human rights protection in the UK by reference to a paradigmatically ‘European’ digital right, the right to be forgotten (RTBF). Having considered the interplay between the multiple layers of UK law that an RTBF claim involves, the article argues that some legal implications of Brexit will have a graver impact on digital rights protection than others. In respect of EU law no longer being supreme in the UK, the analysis offered here calls for more nuance in critical arguments about losing fundamental protections when it comes to the RTBF. Brexit, however, will erode the protection of the RTBF in the longer term as a result of the loss of EU law’s direct effect. The scope of the ‘British RTBF’ will be gradually developed as ‘narrower’ compared to EU member states due to fundamental differences between the UK and European conceptions of privacy. The central place of ‘reasonable expectations’ of the data subject within the UK privacy conception, it is argued, sits at odds with social realities related to the RTBF and, thus, raises significant risks for the robust protection of the right in the future.