Isabel Ornelas

Isabel Ornelas joined VdA in 2006. Managing Associate of the Information, Communication & Technology practice area. In such capacity she has been involved in several transactions, in Portugal and abroad.

She has worked in particular in the field of privacy and data protection, having taken an active role in several privacy compliance audits carried out by companies in various sectors (in particular, banking and finance, health, insurance and telecommunications), in the set-up of privacy policies and ethics lines, as well as providing project-oriented legal counselling in various operations and market products and services, particularly those including international data transfer.

She also organised training sessions and workshops. 

Law Degree, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

Completion of the Regulation and Competition Training at the Robert Schumman Centre’s Florence School of Regulation.

Regulatory Law Management Program, Porto Business School.

Certificate of Excellence in the Joint Annual Training on “Sectorial Challenges in the Digital Economy” with the Robert Florence School of Regulation

She lectures at the Post-Graduate course in Compliance at the Institute of Banking Management.

Author and co-author of the articles:

  • “5G: the new piece of the digital puzzle”, Prémio magazine (2021);
  • Data Protection Legislation Overview - articles for OneTrust DataGuidance regarding Timor-Leste, Gabon, Democratic
  • Republic of the Congo and Congo-B (2020);
  • “EECC Transposition - Portuguese Regulator ANACOM Publishes Draft”, Lexology (2020);
  • Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation, Iberian Lawyer (2017);
  • PLC Cross - Border Handbooks Data Protection (2014);
  • Privacy in Portugal: overview, Practical Law 2014
  • “The Prum Treaty – How much data is too much data, when it comes to fighting crime”, novembro / dezembro 2007
  • "How Portugal is turning the tide", setembro / outubro 2009, Iberian Lawyer
  • Global Privacy and Security Law book” (Capítulo de Portugal), Aspen Publishers

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Admitted in 2015 as Legal Expert to the EuroPriSe project launched by the E.U. Commission.

English, French.

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