Argyro Karanasiou

Dr Argyro Karanasiou

  • 01202 963531
  • akaranasiou at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Law
  • Weymouth House W404, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Argyro Karanasiou is a Senior Lecturer specialising in IT and Media Law, affiliated with the Centre for Intellectual Property, Policy & Management (CIPPM) and with the Data Science Institute (DSI) at Bournemouth University (United Kingdom). Since August 2016, Argyro is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Internet Society Project (ISP) Center - Yale Law School. Her research discusses techno-legal conceptual frameworks towards a decentralised internet regulation with a particular focus on media ownership and user empowerment. Currently, Argyro is working on Deep Learning and its implications for the agent’s autonomy in automated systems.

In the past, she has been involved in media related projects with the Council of Europe (Regional Expert on online media and reconciliation in South Eastern Europe) and with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. In 2013 (Indonesia) and 2015 (Brazil), Argyro was awarded an Internet Society IGF Ambassadorship and in 2014 she was named a PbD Ambassador by the Information and Privacy Commissioner in Ontario, Canada...



Main research areas: Big Data, IoT, AI & Machine Learning, Data Protection, Online Free Speech, Internet Governance, Decentralised Architectures, UbiComp, FTAs & Digital Services, Datanomics & Intellectual Property.

Visiting Research Fellow at the ISP Centre, Yale Law School (USA)

OpenCon Alumna '17 - Washington DC (SPARC)

Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Alumna 2013 & 2015 - Internet Society (ISOC) award recipient

Journal Articles

  • Karanasiou, A.P. and Pinotsis, D.A., 2017. A study into the layers of automated decision-making: emergent normative and legal aspects of deep learning. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 31 (2), 170-187.
  • Karanasiou, A. and Douilhet, E., 2016. Never Mind the Data: The Legal Quest Towards Propertisation of Big Data. IEEE Computer Society (IC2EW).
  • Karanasiou, A. and Kang, S., 2016. My Quantified Self, My FitBit and I: The Polymorphic Concept of Health Data and the Sharer’s Dilemma. Digital Culture and Society.
  • Karanasiou, A.P., 2016. Law encoded: Towards a free speech policy model based on decentralized architectures. First Monday, 21 (12).
  • Karanasiou, A., 2014. The Changing Face of Protesting in the Digital Era: On Occupying Cyberspace and Distributed-Denial-of-Services (DDoS). International Review of Law, Computers & Technology.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2013. On Balancing Free Speech in a Digital Context. Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, 2012 (2).
  • Karanasiou, A., 2012. Respecting Context: A New Deal for Free Speech in the Digital Era. European Journal of Law and Technology, 3 (3).
  • Basu, S. and Karanasiou, A., 2012. Editorial - Special Issue on Human Rights. European Journal of Law and Technology, 3.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2005. “Managerial Control and the Workers Union” (in Greek, "Διευθυντικό Δικαίωμα και Συμβούλια Εργαζομένων"). Management & Economics, 2, 211.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2005. “Electronic Document and Digital Signature” (in Greek, "Ηλεκτρονικό Έγγραφο και Ψηφιακή Υπογραφή"). Applied Research Review, Χ (1), 257.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2002. ”Issue of Payment Warrant Based on an Electronic Document” (in Greek, "Έκδοση Διαταγής Πληρωμής Βάσει Ηλεκτρονικού Εγγράφου"). Dike International, 33, 560.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2002. EU and the Middle East: Terrorism as a Common Threat (in Greek, "Ευρώπη και Μέση Ανατολή: Η τρομοκρατία ως κοινή απειλή"). Foreign Affairs Stand, 12, 62.


  • Karanasiou, A., 2007. The Problematics of the Basic Stockholder(in greek,"Η Προβληματική του Βασικού Μετόχου"). Athens: Ant.N.Sakkoulas.


  • Douilhet, E. and Karanasiou, A.P., 2016. Legal responses to the commodification of personal data in the era of big data: The paradigm shift from data protection towards data ownership. Effective Big Data Management and Opportunities for Implementation. 130-139.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2016. The Commodification of Personal Data in the Era of Big Data: From Privacy to Property Rights. Handbook of Big Data Management and Applications. IGI.


  • Karanasiou, A. and Pinotsis, D., 2017. Towards a legal definition of machine intelligence: The argument for artificial personhood in the age of deep learning. 119-128.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2017. Being Singular: The Legal Fallacy of Anthropomorphism and Sentient Machines. In: ISP Centre, Fellows Meeting - Yale Law School 2 November 2016 New Haven, USA.
  • Karanasiou, A. and Pinotsis, A., 2017. Emergent Normative and Legal Aspects of Automated Systems: The Intricacies of Machine Learning Algorithms. In: Invited Lecture at the Hariri Institute, Boston University 30 November 2016 Boston, USA.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2017. Of 'Intelligence and Will' Embedded in Deep Learning Algorithms: A Normative Interpretation of Opacity in Automated Decision Making Systems. In: American Association of Law Schools (AALS) - Panel on AI, Internet of Things & Social Values 2-7 January 2017 San Francisco, USA.
  • Karanasiou, A.P. and Douilhet, E., 2016. Never mind the data: The legal quest over control of information & the networked self. 100-105.
  • Karanasiou, A. and Hourani, S., 2016. Towards a Fair Digital Single Market: The Unsettling Case of Consumers' Rights in the EU. In: EUIA 12-13 May 2016 Vrije Universiteit Brussels.
  • Karanasiou, A. and Hourani, S., 2016. Towards a Fair Digital Single Market: The Unsettling Case of Consumer's Rights in the EU. In: EUIA - The European Union in International Affairs V 11-13 May 2016 Brussels, Belgium.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2016. On Breaking Online Cartels: Law & Economics of Big Data Markets. In: COURAGE – CAMINO – CyberROAD joint conference on “Emerging and Current Challenges in Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism” 10-11 March 2016 The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • Hourani, S. and Karanasiou, A., 2016. The Rapid Globalisation of Trade Agreements in the Digital Era: Towards a Harmonised E-Consumers Framework Adopting Core Principles of Internet Governance. In: EFF Strategy Meeting: Catalyzing Reform on Trade Negotiation Processes (Experts Roundtable - invitation only event) 27-28 January 2016 Brussels, Belgium.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2015. “Data Retention and Big Data” (invited discussant). In: Workshop on Big Data in the Global South (experts roundtable - invitation only event) 16 November 2015-17 February 2016 Institute for Technology & Society (FGV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil..
  • Karanasiou, A., 2015. Big Data Laundering & the User’s Autonomy (Invited Open Lecture). In: O Conceito de Autonomia e os Desafios Encontrados na Era da Automacao 17 November 2015 UNIRIO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2015. Big Data Laundering: From Zero Rating to Zero Taxing Online. In: Invited Lecture at the Federal State Attorney's Office - Procuradoria Geral 18 November 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Karanasiou, A. and Soares Kemmer, A., 2015. The Rise of Data Driven Internet Governance: Marco Civil da Internet and the Market for Loyalties. In: XIII International Conference Cyberspace 27-28 November 2015 Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2015. “Quantified Self and Self-realization: Autonomy in the Era of Automation. In: Computers, Privacy & Data Protection International Conference (CPDP) 21-23 January 2015 Brussels, Belgium.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2015. "I Can Read Your Mind: When IoT Hack Human Rights”. In: International Conference on Technology Knowledge and Society (Big Data and the Politics of Participation in a Digital Age) 23-25 February 2015 UC Berkeley, USA.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2015. “The Economics of Amnesia: The Right to be Forgotten and the Market for Loyalties”. In: Annenberg-Oxford Summer School 10 July 2015 Oxford, UK.
  • Karanasiou, A. and Douilhet, E., 2015. “Never Mind the Data”. In: International Colloquium for Early Career Researchers 24 September 2015 Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Berlin, Germany.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2015. “Autonomy in the Era of Automation: The Troublesome Notion of Algorithmic Accountability”. In: APC - Amsterdam Privacy Conference 22 October 2015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2014. Towards a Magna Carta for the Internet: A Right to Online Protests? In: Internet, Law & Politics (IDP) - 10th international conference 3-4 July 2014 Barcelona, Spain.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2014. The Worlds’ Fair 2014: Internet of Things, Internet of Rights? In: BILETA 14-16 April 2014 University of East Anglia (UEA) - Norwich.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2014. “Building Bridges: The Role of Online Media in Reconciliation Process”. In: Council of Europe Media Impact in Reconciliation Conference 22 October 2014 Pristina, Kosovo.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2013. "Lessons learned from the great Lobachevski: Monopoly of knowledge v. 2.0". In: GikII 2013 16 September 2013 Bournemouth.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2013. "Regulating in Uncertainty: 3D Printing, DDoS and the Law"(together with Dinusha Mendis). In: DEC, Symposium "Enterprise Security: Mitigating Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt" 6 June 2013 Bournemouth.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2013. "Occupy Cyberspace: DDoS as a Form of Protest", Speaker. In: BILETA 14 April 2013 Liverpool.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2013. "Occupy Cyberspace: DDoS as a Form of Protest". In: BILETA 2013 11 April 2013 Liverpool.
  • Karanasiou, A., 2011. “Free Speech Online: A Play in Three Acts”. In: 22nd Showcase Annual Conference 13 December 2011 Leeds.
  • Karanasiou, A.. “Free Speech Online and the Fragile Equilibrium: Towards Human Rights Digitization”. In: 9th International Cyberspace Conference 25-26 November 2011 Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Karanasiou, A.. The Oxymoron of Free Yet Controlled Data. In: SCRIPT Conference 6-8 June 2012 Edinburgh.
  • Karanasiou, A.. From Big Data to Big Trouble: Need a lawyer? In: SCRIPT Conference 6-8 June 2012 Edinburgh.
  • Karanasiou, A.. “A New Deal for Online Speech: Balancing in the Digital Era”. In: BILETA 2012 29-30 March 2012 Newcastle.


Internet Publications

PhD Students

  • Emile Douilhet. The Legal Implications of Big Data

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Intellectual Property in the Digital Economy
  • Internet Law
  • CopyrightX: CIPPM

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Media Law
  • Public Law Studies

Invited Lectures

  • Guest Lecturer for “General Educational Law” for the Greek Ministry of Education, Greece
  • Guest Lecturer for the courses: “European Labour Law” and “Hygiene and Security in Labour” for the Medical School of Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

External Responsibilities

  • University of Sussex, External Examiner

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • BU AimHigher Summer School : Delivery of the seminar “Human Rights, Digital Rights & Wrongs” (July 2013)


  • LLB (Hons) in Law (National Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2004)
  • LLM in Pubic Law & Politics (National Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2006)
  • PhD in Law (University of Leeds, 2014)
  • MOOC in Copyright (Harvard University (The Berkman Center for Internet & Society), 2014)


  • Full funded SUN Scholar for the Central European University’s Summer University Course “Communication Policy Advocacy, Technology, and Online Freedom of Expression: A Toolkit for Media Policy” - June 2012 , Budapest (Central European University, 2012)
  • Recipient of the Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Fund (2011-2012) (2011)
  • Google travel fund and invitation by the Institute for Internet & Society to participate to the 1st Internet & Society Symposium in Berlin (26th - 29th October 2011) (Google - HIIG, Berlin, 2011)
  • Awarded Distinction (Summa cum Laude)for scoring a total of 20/20 for the National Graduation Certificate. (Greek Ministry of Education, 1998)
  • ISOC Ambassadorship to participate to the 2013 Internet Governance Forum (Bali, Indonesia) (Internet Society (ISOC), 2013)


  • Athens Law Bar (DSA), Qualified Solicitor (2006-),
  • Global Internet Governance Academic Network, Member (2011-),
  • Human Rights International Action Team (The Law Soceity of England & Wales), Member (2010-),
  • Open Knowledge Foundation for Open Data (OKFN), Member (2012-),
  • Open Rights Group Academic Network Member (ORG), Member (2011-),
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA), Member (2009-),
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