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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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ARTICLE 29 WORKING PARTY GUIDELINES ON THE EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

In order to clarify some of the new obligations stemming from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which will apply as of 25th May 2018, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) – the independent European consulting body for data protection issues – recently issued its “Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”)”. This document will be available for public consultation until 23rd May, 2017.

CNPD APPROVES 10 MEASURES TO PREPARE FOR THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

On 28th January, 2017, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados/CNPD) published a document establishing 10 measures for entities to prepare for the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

Since the GDPR will apply from 25 May 2018 onwards, CNPD points out that both public and private entities should begin to implement internal procedures and mechanisms so as to ensure compliance with the new data processing.

ANGOLA | LAW ON THE PROTECTION OF NETWORKS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Law No. 7/17, concerning the Protection of Networks and Information Systems (LPNIS) was recently published in the Official Gazette, which imposes a set of new obligations to several players in the Angola market. Electronic communication undertakings, information society service providers, primary storage service providers, critical infrastructure service providers (e.g., entities responsible for supply chains, health, security and utilities), as well as entities providing critical social functions (financial sector, transportation, Oil&Gas) are now subject to obligations in what concerns information and information systems protection and security, storage of data, data retention for investigation purposes, cooperation with the competent authority and interception of communications, depending on the scope of activity carried out.

Regulating the Telecommunications sector

The Guinea-Bissau Telecommunications sector is characterised at present by a competitive and diversified offer of services provided by three private mobile network operators in a market of 1.5 million inhabitants.

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