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Portugal: European Commission approves new standard contractual clauses for data transfers

04 June 2021 by VdA Vieira de Almeida

On June 4th, the European Commission (EC) approved the long awaited new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for transfers of personal data, replacing the former Clauses issued under Directive 95/46/EC. The SCCs arrive over 3 years after the application of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR). These new Clauses were long anticipated, specially in virtue of the Schrems II judgement of the Court of Justice, and aim to also reflect the requirements associated with this ruling.

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Portugal: New insolvency regime in Angola

19 May 2021 by VdA Vieira de Almeida

The new Law on the Legal Framework for Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, which was unanimously approved by Parliament on 19 January 2021, has now been published as Law no. 13/21 of 10 May, having entered into force on that same day.

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Portuguese Charter of Human Rights in the Digital Age

17 May 2021 by VdA Vieira de Almeida

The Law No. 27/2021, of 17 May, has approved the Portuguese Charter of Human Rights in the Digital Age ("Charter"), which establishes a set of innovative standards regulating the digital environment.

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Portugal: Agreement on the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments in EAU and Spain

14 May 2021 by VdA Vieira de Almeida

Presidential Decree 107/21, of 29 April 2021, enacting the Agreement on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments between the Government of the Republic of Angola and the Government of the United Arab States (the “Agreement”), came into force on its date of publication, 29 April 2021.

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Portugal: EDPB opinion on draft adequacy decision regarding protection of personal data in the UK

14 May 2021 by VdA Vieira de Almeida

On 13 April 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published Opinion 14/2021 regarding the European Commission Draft Implementing Decision pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679, on the adequate protection of personal data in the United Kingdom (Opinion).

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Portugal: VAT and non resident taxable persons

14 May 2021 by VdA Vieira de Almeida

Circular Letter no. 30235, of 27 April 2021, clarifies the VAT rights and obligations applicable to non resident taxable persons who carry out supplies of goods or services in Portugal.

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Portugal: The 2021 State Budget of Equatorial Guinea was enacted by way of Law 9/2020, of 22 December 2020

13 May 2021 by VdA Vieira de Almeida

The 2021 State Budget of Equatorial Guinea was enacted by way of Law 9/2020, of 22 December 2020.

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Portugal: Special rules on compulsory prophylactic isolation of workers in the petroleum sector

08 May 2021 by VdA Vieira de Almeida

Special Rules on Compulsory Prophylactic Isolation of Petroleum Industry’s Employees.

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Portugal: National ocean strategy

06 May 2021 by VdA Vieira de Almeida

The Government issued a Council of Ministers Resolution yesterday, May 6, 2021, approving the 2021-2030 National Ocean Strategy (NOS), a programmatic document governing ocean-related political actions and enshrining the Government's commitment to protect the ocean and ensure the sustainable development of its many opportunities.

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Portuguese Data Protection Authority Orders the Suspension of Data Transfers to the United States

27 April 2021 by VdA Vieira de Almeida

On 27 April 2021, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados – CNPD) issued a Deliberation (only available in Portuguese) addressed to the National Statistics Institute (Instituto Nacional de Estatística – INE) ordering this entity to suspend, within 12 hours, all data transfers to the United States of America (USA) or to other third countries that do not ensure an adequate level of protection.