Professor Joseph Cannataci
Joseph Cannataci holds the Chair of European Information Policy and Technology Law at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and is Head of the Department of Information Policy and Governance, Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences at the University of Malta. Joe is currently Expert Consultant to the Council of Europe to provide a study on the implementation of data protection regulations covering use of personal data by police forces across Europe.
In 2006, Joe was appointed (full) Professor of Law and between 2007 and 2011 was Director of the Centre for Law, Information & Converging Technologies at the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom. In 2010 Joe was a lead External Consultant for the Impact Assessment of policy options for data protection law in Europe contracted by the European Commission to GHK International. During 2010, he was also Expert Consultant engaged by Council of Europe’s Consultative Committee (T-PD) and Directorate for Legal Affairs and Human Rights to review provisions of the European Data Protection Convention and Recommendation (R(87)15 on police use of personal data.
- 2006 – Full Professor, FAHSS, University of Central Lancshire UK
- 2002 – Associate Professor, Head Law and IT Research Unit, CCT University of Malta
- 1993-2002 Senior Lecturer, Head Law and IT Research Unit, CCT University of Malta
- 1988-1993 Lecturer in Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Malta
- 1986-1988 Research Fellow & T54 Project Director, Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
Research Areas and Interests
Joseph Cannataci’s primary field of research lies at the intersection of law, psychology, anthropology and information communications technology (ICT). Joe’s main area of expertise lies in Technology Law and especially Privacy, Personality & data Protection Law. The inter-disciplinary approach and international networks that he brings to this area of research continues to attract significant extra-mural funding largely from SSH (Socio-economic Sciences node Humanities) and SEC (Security) allocations within the European Commission’s FP7 program.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
- Cannataci, J., (2013), Defying the logic, forgetting the facts: the new European proposal for data protection in the police sector. European Journal of Law and Technology, 4(2), 1-35, Belfast, United Kingdom.
- Cannataci, J., (2013), Data protection in relation to transborder information sharing for network security and criminal justice purposes..
- Cannataci, J., (2011), Recent developments in privacy and healthcare: Different paths for RFID in Europe and North America?. International Journal of RF Technologies 2, 2(3), 173-187, UK.