The data protection regime is very wide-ranging and affects most companies transacting business in Portugal. Unfortunately, however, this is ignored by a large number of companies. The regime requires, for example, that the National Data Protection Commission is notified of data processing for marketing purposes and that the use of video surveillance systems requires prior authorisation by the same body. The legally prescribed penalties include criminal and administrative offence liability.
PLMJ has proven experience in providing legal assistance in data protection related matters. This includes preparing and filing notices and applications for authorisation and monitoring the respective administrative proceedings with the Data Protection Commission, participating in complex international data transfer projects, conducting audits to check compliance with the law, litigation in relation to Commission decisions and contract negotiation (outsourcing, subcontracting, listbroking, data transfer and communication).
The PLMJ team specialised in data protection-related matters includes lawyers from the IT and litigation areas and includes a former member of the Data Protection Commission.
“It is something that is engrained in this firm: client care is at the very top of our list of priorities.”
PLMJ News, 2013-01-15
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