Inês Antas de Barros


Inês Antas de Barros is a partner lawyer in Vieira de Almeida & Associados in Lisbon (Portugal). She is a member of the Information, Communication, and Technology practice, and of the TMT—Telecoms, Media and Information Technology (IT) practice group. She focuses her practice on electronic communications, IT, privacy compliance, information security, and cyber security.

Ms. Antas de Barros has been involved in data privacy and other similar projects that raise complex issues across multiple jurisdictions and/or legal or regulatory areas, including health, pharmaceutical, insurance, banking, and telecommunications. Such projects have included conducting data protection risk management reviews; dealing with international flows of personal data; advising on the implementation of privacy compliance programs; the roll-out of global whistleblower hotlines; drafting privacy policies, codes of conduct, cross-border data transfer agreements, charters for the use of information and communication methods, as well as guidance for data privacy officers.

Ms. Antas de Barros has spoken at several data protection conferences. She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association. Ms. Antas de Barros was admitted in 2012, as a Legal Expert to the EuroPriSe project launched by the European Union (EU) Commission (European Privacy Seal— http://www.european-privacy-seal.eu).

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Magda Cocco

Magda Cocco is a partner in Vieira de Almeida & Associados (www.vda.pt) in Lisbon (Portugal). She is a member of the Telecoms Media & IT practice group. Ms. Cocco focuses her practice on telecommunications, media, e-commerce, and information technology, privacy compliance, information security and cybersecurity. She has in-depth regulatory expertise in telecommunication and media and has been involved in many of the most significant deals in Portugal in this sector. She has also been actively working in the areas of media and information technologies. Ms. Cocco is in charge of privacy, data protection and cybersecurity practice in the firm. In such capacity, she has advised companies from all sectors on several compliance matters.

She has lectured at the Faculty of Law, at Lisbon University, has participated as an invited speaker in several conferences and seminars, and published numerous articles in national and international specialized publications. In 2007, Ms. Cocco received the Iberian Lawyer’s “40 under forty” award for the best young lawyers in Iberia. She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association and the Portuguese Association for the Development of Communications.

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