Maria Raphael

Maria Raphael

Managing Partner

Maria Raphael is a highly respected expert in the field of privacy and data protection. She is the founder and Managing Partner of Privacy Minders Cyprus and Privacy Minders UK, leading the firms in providing cutting-edge privacy solutions to clients. Maria is also the founder and Managing Director of Raphael Legal, a law firm established in Larnaca, Cyprus. In addition to her expertise in privacy and data protection, Maria has a diverse range of experience in other fields of law, including corporate and commercial litigation. Her extensive legal knowledge and experience in different areas of law make her a well-rounded and versatile legal professional.

Maria Raphael's contributions to the field of privacy and data protection go beyond her role at Privacy Minders. She is also the co-founder of EDAPO, the European Data Protection Organisation, which is a not-for-profit, European, multi-stakeholder and cross - sectoral organisation in Brussels which supports the fundamental right to data protection (

Maria represents the Cyprus Delegation at CEN/CLC/JTC13 'Cybersecurity and Data Protection', where she also leads the 'CEN/CLC/JTC13/WG5 Consultation Task Force'. She also serves as a Cyprus Delegate in the CEN/CLC/JTC21 'Artificial Intelligence', as well as the ISO/IEC Committees JTC1/SC42 'Artificial Intelligence' and JTC1/SC27 'Information Security, Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection'. Maria's commitment to staying at the forefront of industry standards and emerging technologies in the field of privacy is evident in her various roles and responsibilities in international committees and working groups.

As the founder and Managing Partner/Managing Director of Privacy Minders and Raphael Legal, as well as the co-founder of EDAPO, Maria Raphael is a recognized authority in the field. Her leadership and expertise make her a valuable asset to the organisations and a respected advisor to clients seeking strategic privacy consulting.


Melina Loizou
Privacy Lawyer
Maria Antoniadou
Privacy Lawyer
Maria Raphael
Managing Partner
Larnaca, Cyprus

32 Konstantinou Paleologou Street,
The Square, 2nd Floor,
6036 Larnaca, Cyprus

London, United Kingdom

71-75 Shelton Street
London WC2H 9JQ
United Kingdom

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