Fernando Silva

Fernando Poças da Silva (External Expert)


Computer and Network Security

External Expert

Field of Specialisation

Computer and Network Security

Professional experience

Fernando Silva, 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.

Graduated as Computer Science and Electronics Engineer, started worked in the Data Protection Field since end 1995 at the Portuguese National Data Protection Authority, spent the last 6 years at EU level as privacy technical advisor and DPO.

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) and Data Protection Impact Assessments.

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