Margarida Ferreira discusses European legislation and its application in Portugal

At the workshop on GDPR co-organized by BAS and Conceito, the President of the Association of Data Protection and Security Professionals (APDPO), Margarida Ferreira, analyzes the future, but also the past of data protection in our country and how the past helps to understand the present and the future in this area.

According to Margarida Ferreira, Portugal was for years at the vanguard of this topic, having pioneered legislation on the protection of personal data. Recently we see a different situation. The implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the GDPR has also posed a number of challenges. Also the proposal of law recently approved by the WG of the 1st Commission of the Portuguese Parliament deserve some comments.

“The European legislation on data protection and privacy and its application in Portugal” is the title of the intervention of the president of the APDPO, in the workshop “GDPR – one year following its Implementation” co-organized by BAS and Conceito, will be held next June 27. See here all the details about this event (link).


About the speaker Maria Margarida Antunes Ferreira

Graduated in management by ISEG, Margarida Ferreira attended courses and seminars in Portugal and abroad. She was a guest assistant at ISEG.

In April 1974 she was a member of the Planning Office of the Secretary of State of Commerce. With the creation of the General Directorate of Commerce, she worked as senior technician in that organization having created and coordinated the Support Group for Consumer Cooperatives.

She has held positions as financial director at a pharmaceutical company and at Novotel Lisboa, having been part of the team that launched the Accor Group in Portugal.

She is currently a Consultant and Trainer and has served as Secretary General of AICC-Commercial and Industrial Coffee Association and as Secretary General of ALF- Portuguese Association of Leasing, Factoring and Renting

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