Emmanuel Syrmoudis

Emmanuel Syrmoudis is a PhD student at the Chair of Cyber Trust.

Together with partners from LMU Munich and Uni Passau, Emmanuel was part of the project Awareness, Motivation and Implementation of Data Portability (amiDaPo) at the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt).

His current work focuses on the effects of privacy regulation, especially the GDPR's Right to Data Portability, on online services. He is interested in both the technical challenges that come with data portability and its economic effects.

Emmanuel holds degrees in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich and Economics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Email: emmanuel.syrmoudis@tum.de | Github: eminga

Note for thesis applicants: Due to the very high number of applications, I have to reject almost all requests for thesis supervision. If you are in urgent need of a thesis topic, please have a look at APSO §18(5).



  1. Hartinger, K., Syrmoudis, E., Wolfram, A., Frank, M., & Grossklags, J. (2024) Nuisance Letters? E-Mail Newsletters, Privacy, and the Market for Data. Proceedings of the Thirtieth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Article No. 8. Publisher Version
  2. Syrmoudis, E., Luzsa, R., Ehrlich, Y., Agidigbi, D., Kirsch, K., Rudolf, D., Schlaeger, D., Weber, J., & Grossklags, J. (2024) Unlocking Personal Data from Online Services: User Studies on Data Export Experiences and Data Transfer Scenarios. Human-Computer Interaction, forthcoming/early access. Publisher Version (Open Access)
  3. Kranz, J., Kuebler-Wachendorff, S., Syrmoudis, E., Grossklags, J., Mager, S., Luzsa, R., & Mayr, S. (2023) Data Portability. Business & Information Systems Engineering, 65(5), 597–607. Open Access
  4. Luzsa, R., Mayr, S., Syrmoudis, E., Grossklags, J., Kübler-Wachendorff, S., & Kranz, J. (2022) Online Service Switching Intentions and Attitudes towards Data Portability – The Role of Technology-related Attitudes and Privacy. Proceedings of Mensch und Computer (MuC), 1–13. Open Access
  5. Rupp, E., Syrmoudis, E., & Grossklags, J. (2022) Leave No Data Behind – Empirical Insights into Data Erasure from Online Services. Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 2022(3), 437–455. Open Access
  6. Kuebler-Wachendorff, S., Luzsa, R., Kranz, J., Mager, S., Syrmoudis, E., Mayr, S., & Grossklags, J. (2021) The Right to Data Portability: Conception, Status Quo, and Future Directions. Informatik Spektrum, 44, 264–272. Open Access
  7. Syrmoudis, E., Mager, S., Kuebler-Wachendorff, S., Pizzinini, P., Grossklags, J., & Kranz, J. (2021) Data Portability between Online Services: An Empirical Analysis on the Effectiveness of GDPR Art. 20. Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 2021(3), 351–372. Open Access