Pinelopi Troullinou

Pinelopi Troullinou is Research Analyst at Trilateral Research.

Her work focuses on the intersection of technology and society including privacy, social and ethical impact assessments of digital technologies consulting with stakeholders throughout the process to ensure an ethics and privacy-by-design approach.

She has ten years of empirical research experience on European and national projects employing both qualitative and quantitative methods. Having designed and delivered innovative methodologies and training workshops to raise awareness on privacy, data protection and GDPR to diverse audiences spanning from end users, computer and data scientists to policymakers.

Research Background

Pinelopi has obtained her PhD on Surveillance Studies from the Open University, UK.Her thesis addressing the subjective experience of everyday surveillance introduced the theoretical framework of “seductive surveillance” as an analytical tool to further understand users’ participation to surveillance and their negotiation with potential risks such as privacy and digital labour.

She has an interdisciplinary academic background holding a BA in Philosophy and Social Studies, an MA in Bioethics from the University of Crete, and a second MA in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds.


She has been an invited speaker and guest lecturer, and has served as a programme and organising committee member of conferences and summer schools. Her research outputs have been disseminated in leading conferences, peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, deliverables and reports.

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