Prof. Spiros Simitis, ‘Father of Data Protection’, passes away

Some words for his unique contribution to the EU data protection acquis - By Professor Vagelis Papakonstantinou  A few days ago, on 18 March 2023, Prof. Spiros Simitis passed away. Prof. Simitis was the ‘father of data protection’ and, also, my Doktorvater. This blog post is therefore a small tribute to him and an account of what he