Theodore Christakis

Senior Fellow

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Theodore Christakis is Professor of International, European and Digital Law at University Grenoble Alpes (France), Director of the Centre for International Security and European Law (CESICE), Director of Research for Europe with the Cross-Border Data Forum, Member of the Board of Directors of the Future of Privacy Forum and a former Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the New York University Cybersecurity Centre. He is Chair on the Legal and Regulatory Implications of Artificial Intelligence with the Multidisciplinary Institute on AI (  As an international expert he has advised governments, international organisations, and private companies on issues concerning international and European law, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and data protection law. He served as a member of the French National Digital Council and as an expert for the OECD in the process which led to the adoption, in December 2022, of the OECD Declaration on Government Access to Personal Data Held by Private Sector Entities. He is currently serving as a member of the French National Committee on Digital Ethics as well as a member of the International Data Transfers Experts Council of the UK Government and an expert for the High-Level Expert Group on Access to Data for Effective Law Enforcement created by the European Commission and the Council of the European Union. He also has experience working as external Data Protection Officer (GDPR compliance).