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Christiana Markou
Assistant Professor, European Law On Consumer Protection & E-Commerce
The School of Law
Department of Law
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)   2011   University of Lancaster, UK   LAW Thesis title: Consumer-oriented software agents in the buying process: risks, issues and the EU legal response
Cyprus Bar Association 2000   Membership seminars and exams Legal Council of Cyprus      
LL.M in European, Commercial and International Law 2000   University of Sheffield, UK   LAW  
LL.B (Hons.) 1998 University of Sheffield, UK LAW  
Employment History
  • Period of employment Employer Location Position
    From To
    2013 present European University Cyprus,   Assistant Professor (since March 2019)
    2014 present Open University of Cyprus,   Instructor  
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2019 Christiana Markou (monograph), Consumer protection on shopping agent and automated marketplace platforms under EU law, Routledge     Routledge    
2020 Christiana Markou (monograph), Tort Law in Cyprus, Kluwer Achilles Emilianides Kluwer    
2020 Christiana Markou, "The Rome I and Rome II Regulations: Cyprus", in Rome I and Rome II in practice   Intersentia    
2020 The package Travel and Linked Arrangements Directive in Cyprus in Collective commentary about the new Package Travel Directive   ESHTE-Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hostel Studies   729-750
2019 Christiana Markou and Georgia Zantira, “Cyprus Private International Law of Companies”, in Gerner-Beuerle et al. (eds.), The Private International Law of Companies in Europe   Beck-Hart-Nomos   280-307
2019 Markou, Christiana. “Cyprus: A Look into the Law for the Effective Application of the GDPR”   European Data Protection Law Review, Lexxion   389 –396
2017 Markou, Christiana, "The Consumer Rights Directive", in A.R. Lodder & A.D. Murray (eds.), EU Regulation of E-Commerce: A Commentary.   Edward Elgar    
2017 Markou, Christiana. "Advanced automated contracting and the problem with the pre-contractual information duty of the Consumer Rights Directive"   Journal of Internet Law 20.8 3-23
2016 Markou Christiana, "Behavioural Advertising and the New 'EU Cookie Law' as a Victim of Business Resistance and a Lack of Official Determination." Data Protection on the Move.   Springer Netherlands   213-247
2014 Markou, Christiana, "Online penny auctions and the protection of the consumer under EU law."   Computer Law & Security Review 30.5 540-559
2016 Markou Christiana, App-solutely Protected? The Protection of Consumers Using Mobile Apps in the European Union, in John A. Rothschild (ed), Research Handbook on Electronic Commerce Law Riefa Christine Edward Elgar   391-418
2016 Markou Christiana, "The freedom of journalism in Cypriot legal order: balancing between the freedom of expression and the right to reputation", in Spyridon-Hercules Aktipis, Philippe Jougleux, Tatiana-Eleni Synodinou, Protection and restrictions of the right in Greek and Cypriot law.   Sakkoulas     121-168
2015 Markou, Christiana. "The 'Right to Be Forgotten': Ten Reasons Why It Should Be Forgotten." Reforming European Data Protection Law   Springer Netherlands   203-226
2014 Markou Christiana, Online Marketing: Advertisers Know You are a Dog on the Internet! (October 3, 2015). Savin, Trzaskowski (Eds) Research Handbook on EU Internet Law. Riefa Christine Edward Elgar   383-410
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2019 Study for the preparation of the Implementation Report of Directive 2001/95/EC on general product safety (GPSD) for European Commission, JUST/E4/POM, (Cyprus Report) European Commission Researcher
2018 Ex-post evaluation of the Programme of Community Action in the field of consumer policy 2007-2013 and the mid-term evaluation of the Consumer Programme 2014-2020: Cyprus Report   European Commission Researcher
2018 till to date Researcher in the Consortium in the European Justice project SC meeting “SAT- LAW: Strategic Assessment for Law and Police Cooperation”, 2018-2020. European Commission Researcher
2019 till to date Researcher in the Consortium of the EU project JP-COOPS, Judical and Police Cooperation Preventing Radicalisation Towards Terrorism 2014-2020, European Commission-DG-Justice- project: JUST-JTRA-EJTR-AG-2017: Action grants to support transnational projects on judicial training covering civil law, criminal law or fundamental rights, October 2017, Bruselles, Belgium. European Commission Researcher
2017 IMPRESS, IMproving Preparedness and Response of HEalth Services in major criseS, EU Project No: 608078 (CP-FP), (member of Ethical Review Committee – advisory role with regards to matters with regards to ethics and data protection pertaining to the project and the demos and drafting of relevant deliverable) European Commission Μember of the Ethical Review Committee
January 2017 JURI/2015-002 - Lot 2 - Contract Law - Study on consumer guarantees and life span of products European Commission Researcher
2016 Study to support the fitness check of EU consumer law (JUST/2015/RCON/PR/CO02/0112): assessment on whether the objectives of several directives have been efficiently achieved and fully delivered and on whether these directives have efficiently achieved consumer protection and market integration objectives, Cyprus Report European Commission Researcher
2015 Christiana Markou and Georgia Zantira, Study on the law applicable to companies with the aim of a possible harmonisation of conflict of laws rules on that matter (JUST/2014/JCOO/PR/CIVI/0051): evaluation of the practical problems caused by the lack of harmonisation of the conflict-of-law rules concerning companies and the possibilities for harmonising such rules, a comparative analysis of the provisions of private international law in the 28 Member States, setting out the advantages and disadvantages of the solutions proposed (2015): Cyprus Report European Commission Researcher
August 2012 Report on the Cyprus Legal Framework on Open Source Software Licenses, Research project funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation on the Legal Aspects of Open Source Software under Cyprus Intellectual Property law: Final Report. The Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation Researcher
2004 Cyprus Report for the Consumer Law Compendium: presents the results of a wide-ranging study prepared for the European Commission, it is part of the research the Commission has undertaken in the process of preparing the review of the consumer acquis, analyses the transposition of 8 important consumer directives into the national laws of 27 Member States European Commission Researcher
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service
2018 – 2020 European University Cyprus Coordinator of the LLB program
2014 – 2019 Open University of Cyprus Instructor and coordinator of European Consumer Law Module
23,28,31 January 2019   City University of Hong Kong Invited Lecturer – Visitor for taught ‘Consumer Protection in the Digital Environment’ in the context of the course LW5671 Consumer Law
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
January 4 – 25, 2020 Nominated by the US embassy in Cyprus for the 2020 IVLP (International Visitors Leaders Program) of the US State Department, “Advancing an Open, Reliable, and Secure Digital Economy” and approved by the US State Department  U.S. Department of State
March 2021 Appointed as a member of the Expert Group for the Observatory on the Online Platform Economy The European Commission
Other Achievements
Date Title
2019 Accredited as a ‘distinguished expert’ in consumer protection law by the Cyprus Human Resource Development Authority (HRDA) – seminars conducted by Christiana are subsidised by the HRDA