Portugal’s new data protection law in force since 9 August
Inês Antas de Barros and Isabel Ornelas of Vieira de Almeida explain the changes in the country’s data protection framework. By Laura Linkomies.
The Data Protection Act was adopted in June 2019 signed into law by the President on 26 July 2019 and entered into force on 9 August 2019. PL&B put some questions to data protection experts, Inês Antas de Barros and Isabel Ornelas of Vieira de Almeida in Lisbon.
PL&B: Was the previous data protection law amended to comply with the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or is this a completely new text?
A new data protection law was published. Law 58/2019 (Portuguese GDPR Execution Law) revokes Law 67/98 of October 26 (the Personal Data Protection Act) and republishes Law 43/2004 of August 18, which regulates the organisation and operation of the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (“CNPD”).