Ordinance No. 7456/2017 (https://dre.pt/application/conteudo/108041501) was published in the Official Gazette on August 24, creating a Working Group with the purpose of preparing the Portuguese legislation for the application of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

According to the Ordinance, this Working Group is responsible for:

  1. Conducting a public consultation, to be held until September 30, 2017;
  2. Identifying the security rules in the processing of personal data, resulting from the GDPR, and presenting the different alternatives on the institutional architecture necessary for the operationalization of the GDPR;
  3. Presenting a draft law proposal until December 31, 2017.