Rita de Sousa Costa

Rita de Sousa Costa

Joined PLMJ in 2018.
Associate in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice.

About Rita

Rita is an associate at the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice. She provides regulatory, transactional and litigation advice in the areas of data protection, cybersecurity, media, advertising, consumer protection, smart mobility and emerging technologies.

She has advised clients from different industry sectors, such as clients from the mobility, audiovisual and entertainment, life sciences, digital platforms from the sharing economy, software development and cloud computing. She also has experience in working on secondment with clients.

Rita has a master's in administrative law, with a minor in data protection, from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa. She has authored and co-authored Portuguese and international peer-reviewed publications, including a book chapter in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science’s collection edited by the publishing house Springer. Rita has also been panellist at international events and seminars in the intersection domains of law and technology.


Office: Lisbon
(+351) 213 197 300*

*National landlines call


Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of the Minho (Braga), 2017
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2021
  • Executive Training Course in General Regulation of Data Protection at the Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics, 2018
  • Summer Course in Advanced European Union Law at King’s College London, 2018
  • Executive Training Course on EU Competition Law at the College of Europe (Bruges), 2019
  • Master's in Administrative Law, with minor in data protection, from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon), 2017
The Legal 500
2023 - Rita de Sousa Costa, Recommended | Data protection and cybersecurity
2023 - Rita de Sousa Costa, Recommended | Telecommunications, Media and Technology
2022 - Rita de Sousa Costa | Telecommunications, Media and Technology
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