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Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados (CNPD)

The Portuguese Data Protection Authority launches its Activities Plan for 2016

On April 2016, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (hereinafter, CNPD) published the “Plano de Atividades CNPD 2016”. This Plan provides a legal analysis which aims to address the transition to the new European legal framework for the current and following years.

More specifically, the subsequent actions has been defined:

1. The preparation for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);

2. New enforcement measures for data processing operations in the field of public sector and marketing communications.

This document also deals with handling of personal data in some specific areas such as; the identity theft, the personal data for administrative transparency reasons and the impact of Internet of Things on citizens’ privacy.

Besides, particular mention needs to be made to the Institutional Cooperation established in part E of the Plan more precisely, the establishment of new protocols with higher education institutions (first point), the implementation of the Center Safe Internet highlighting the area of ??prevention in the field of data protection among young people using the Internet (fourth point), the Cooperation with the Cape Verdean counterpart authority, in exchange of information and experiences of the plan, technical training, integration in the various international data protection forums and support in the preparatory work for the recognition of the adequacy of data protection level (fifth point) and the consolidation of cooperation with the Personal Data Protection Office (OPPD) in the Region of Macao (sixth point).