Fernando Silva

Fernando Poças da Silva

Leading the DPO cabinet at the Central Bank of Portugal

Professional experience

Fernando Silva, Portuguese National Data Protection Supervisory Inspector/Auditor with more than 20 years of experience conducting Technical audits on compliance with data protection regulatory framework along with data breaches incident investigations.

Worked as Data Protection Officer at eu-LISA – European Agency for the Operational Management of large-scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice and Technical advisor to the DPO at Eurojust for the last 6 years at EU level.

Graduated as Computer Science and Electronics Engineer, started worked in the Data Protection Field since end 1995 at the Portuguese National Data Protection Authority, where integrated several teams on audits to European Agencies in the area of freedom, security and justice.

Certified DPO by EIPA, Certified Information Privacy Professional by IAPP and Certified GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA) by SANS along with other certifications in the ISO27000 family.

Deep knowledge on the Legal Framework for the Protection of the Information Environment, on the requirements Imposed by the GDPR Regulation. Depth knowledge of privacy principles, GDPR (Regulation 2016/679, Regulation 1725/2018), Data Protection Impact Assessments and Compliance audit.

Regular expert at various seminars notably about data protection, audits and IT Security fields.

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