Interview with Andreas Drakos

Interview with Andreas Drakos 

Name: Dr. Andreas Drakos

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I have a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Science and Technology (2006), and a Ph.D. in the field of optical networks (2010), both from the Department of Telecommunications Science and Technology of the University of Peloponnese, Greece. From 2007 and afterwards, I have been highly involved in the area of EU and national funded research projects, specializing in the management and coordination of R&D projects. In 2015 I joined Velti and as Technical Project Senior Manager and today am responsible for the whole R&D portfolio of the company.

 

What are you working on in the Privacy Flag project?

I am in charge of Velti’s work in the project which mainly consists with the development of the end-user Privacy Tools for the browser add-on and the smartphone application.

 

Tell us about the tool you are working on

I am working on the Browser add-on, that checks if a site is considered privacy friendly or not friendly and provide your evaluation. I am also working on the Application that checks all installed apps in an Android phone to see the current evaluation and provide your own evaluation

 

What is your best privacy tip?

Always control and check what you share, where and with whom

Follow Andreas on Twitter: @andr_drakos