Francisco Pereira Coutinho, coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module, is an Associate Professor at the NOVA School of Law. He has a Law Degree (2002) and a PhD in Law (2009) from Nova School of Law, where he is currently Vice-Dean. He has lectured at the High Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon and at the Law Department of the Autonomous University, and has been Legal Advisor at the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Secretariat of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

He is also a member of CEDIS – Centre for R&D on Law and Society, of the Portuguese Society of International Law and of the Portuguese Association of European Law. He coordinates the Observatories of Data Protection and Portuguese Legislation and the Compliance and Green Labs.


  • Graça Canto Moniz

She is Assistant Professor at the School of Law of Lusófona University, Guest Professor at NOVA School of Law and Chief Privacy Officer at FUTURA – Law & Tech. She graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto and obtained her Master’s degree in Legal and Political Sciences from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. She completed her PhD in 2019, in Public Law, in the area of Personal Data Protection

She was a visiting researcher at Georgetown University (USA) in 2016 and at Tilburg University (Netherlands) in 2017. She is the author of several legal articles.

  • Afonso Ferreira

Consultant in Privacy and Data Protection Law at Futura (2018 – present); LLM in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges (2018); Licenciatura (LLB) in Law from FDUNL (2013 – 2017). During 2016 and 2017, he was a Scientific Initiation Fellow at CEDIS – FDUNL, under the supervision of Professor Francisco Pereira Coutinho.

  • André Inácio

Completed his PHD, in the area of Public Law in 2015 at the University San Pablo CEU; Madrid, Spain. Researcher at CEDIS – Centro de I&D sobre Direito e Sociedade and at IPRI – Instituto Português de Relações internacionais. Master in Penal Laws (2009) – Univ. San Pablo CEU; Madrid, Spain; Post Grad in Criminology and Criminal Economic Law (2000/ 2003) – Univ. Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; Degree in Law (1998) – Univ. Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Police Inspector of Criminal Investigation (PJ) (1998-August 2003) and Teacher at the Institute of Criminal Police and Criminal Sciences (ISPJCC) Teacher and trainer in the areas of Criminal Law and Criminal Investigation. Responsible for training in Criminal Law Practice in the initial training of future inspectors PJ (September2003-2009/May) Portugal. Civil Aviation Security Inspector (ANAC) (since May 2009). Coordinator in the Postgraduate course of Criminology and Criminal Sciences; Invited Teacher at Analysis of Crime Scene, Criminal Law, Data Protection and Criminal Procedure Mentoring in Civil Aviation Security (Security).

  • Emellin Oliveira

Ph.D. Candidate on EU Migration Law at Faculty of Law at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FDUNL), a Researcher at CEDIS (Research Center on Law and Society) and a Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology Research Fellow. Holding a master’s degree in International Migration and a Bachelor’s in Law, she took part in many Conferences and Seminars on Migration Issues and, currently, coordinates with Professor Dr. Ana Rita Gil “the Brief Courses on Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Law” at JURISNOVA (the Association of the NOVA School of Law). Along with her academic experience, she has practiced Law in Brazil and Portugal in the field of Migration Law, contributing with several Associations and Civil Entities both in training and in legal advice on issues related to Immigration and Asylum. At the Observatory for the Protection of Personal Data, she analysis the European databases which encompass third-country nationals.

  • Inês Oliveira

PhD candidate at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon; Master’s degree in Legal Company Sciences from Law School of the Nova University of Lisbon; Legal advisor in Directorate-General for Justice Policy, Ministry of Justice; Data Protection Officer of the Ministry of Justice.

  • Izabel de Albuquerque Pereira

PhD candidate at Faculty of Law at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FDUNL), a Researcher at CEDIS (Research Center on Law and Society) and a Google Researcher Fellow (focused on data protection). Holds a master’s degree and a bachelor degree in Law, both from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (Brazil) and is a compliance specialist certified by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).

She is a founding member of the Compliance Rio Institute (ICRio), a member of the Compliance Women Committee (CWC) and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Until July 2017, Izabel was the Legal Director and Compliance Officer of Capgemini Brazil (an IT multinational company), leader of a team of 12 professionals (attorneys and paralegals), and for conducting training, internal investigations, risk assessment, due diligence and elaboration of internal communications on ethics and compliance with the main objective of preventing violations of anti-corruption national and international laws.

  • Martinho Lucas Pires

PHD candidate at the Faculty of Law at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FDUNL), lawyer at DLA Piper ABBC Advogados Lisbon, and assistant lecturer of EU and Public Law at Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Escola de Lisboa (FDUCP). His main research is EU financial law and his thesis is about the scope of supervisory powers of the EU of Member-States’ budget laws. Also researches and works on regulation of emerging technologies, in particular blockchain. Holds a master degree in Law (2013) from FDUCP and was a research scholar at University of Michigan Law School (2012 and 2018).

  • Matheus Passos Silva

PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FDUNL), with specialization in Law and Technology; is attending a PhD in Law, with specialization in Legal and Political Sciences, at the University of Lisbon School of Law (Portugal); is a member of the Observatory, andof the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); the International Technology Law Association (iTechLaw); as well as a volunteer researcher at the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES/Brazil); and at the at the Center for Law, Internet and Society at the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público (Brasília/DF, Brazil) and the Center for Research and Development on Law and Society at the FDUNL. He has a master’s degree and a bachelors degree in Political Science, both from the University of Brasília (Brazil). He holds a graduate degree in Electoral Law from the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público (Brasília/DF, Brazil) and has extensive experience as a research coordinator in the legal area, as well as in the coordination of academic works.

  • Ricardo Rodrigues Oliveira

PhD candidate at the European University Institute (EUI) with a thesis on Passenger Name Records and the protection of data in civil aviation. Previously, he has undertaken a curricular internship in the Section of transnational crime, drugs, and human beings trafficking of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and has collaborated with the legal department of the British Embassy in Lisbon. He has worked as legal rapporteur to the Portuguese Human Rights Observatory and his research interests concern International and European law, mostly on data protection, technology, privacy and surveillance, criminal justice, and sustainable development policies. He is editor of the European Journal of Legal Studies. He has participated and taught in diverse conferences, seminars, and courses. Some of his most recent publications are ‘Birds flying high. A Directiva (UE) 2016/681 e a proposta de Lei 137/XIII da Presidência do Conselho de Ministros’ and ‘Yet another prying eye. Surveillance as a consented cultural phenomenon?’. He was research assistant to professor Deirdre Curtin and is currently researcher of the Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law of the Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas of the FDUL and of the project Jurisnova of the New University of Lisbon School of Law.

  • Teresa Lopes

With a legal background (LLB and LLM), Ms Lopes worked as an associate in law firms and as an in-house lawyer in companies in the healthcare area for more than 7 years. Since 2015, she has worked in Health Care Compliance Iberia at Johnson & Johnson Medical, with specific responsibilities for Portugal. In 2016, she has coordinated the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice as cross sector liaison for the whole group Johnson & Johnson Portugal.


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