Stefanos D. Topalis is a Supreme Court Lawyer and member of the Thessaloniki Bar Association since 1999. After graduating from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Law school he continued with postgraduate studies at the Ruperto Carola University Law School in Heidelberg Germany, keeping as main point of interest civil procedural medical law. He was assigned a doctoral thesis regarding penal medical liability at the Law School of the Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Department of Criminal Law. Ηe is a member of the Society for the study of Medical Law and Bioethics and has published a number of studies and jurisprudence commentary reports in the legal press, regarding Medical Law (penal-civil-corporate). He is a legal counsel of health care institutions and commercial as well as medical companies, with professional experience in the area of data protection. He has acquired a certification as Data Protection Officer.