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Personal Data in Angola

Personal Data in Angola

Personal data protection in Angola is regulated by Law No. 22/11 of 17 June 11, the Personal Data Protection Law (LPDP), which determines the legal rules applicable to the processing of personal data. Various regulatory obligations related to compliance with the LPDP provide for notification to the regulator, the Data Protection Agency (APD).

Privatization alert in Angola

Privatization alert in Angola

As part of the privatization programme in force in Angola (PROPRIV), the President of the Republic, through four Presidential Orders, has recently determined four state transactions.

Angola COVID-19 Guide

Angola COVID-19 Guide

ADCA has prepared a comprehensive guide to anaylse the rules and measures applied during COVID-19. This guide will be updated periodically in accordance with the new laws of the State of Emergency in Angola.

Smart contracts and trust in Africa’s e-commerce revolution

The coming into effect and promulgation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has ushered in a new and exciting era for the continent. AfCFTA aims to enhance intra-African trade by providing a complete and mutually beneficial trade agreement among Member States. It covers goods and services, investment, intellectual property rights and competition policy. On December 5, 2020, the African Union Assembly approved the start of trading under AfCFTA as of January 1, 2021.

Data collection in the health and education sectors: An African perspective

Many African countries are still grappling with the impact of the lockdown initiatives caused by COVID-19.1 Adapting to the health and safety protocols across Africa has meant a significant increase in the sheer volume of data being processed, particularly in the health and education sectors.

Decision Support Systems: Using technology to enhance decision-making in the African legal industry

Whether drafting legal documents, litigating, or managing a law firm, legal professionals are expected to predict, with a relatively high degree of certainty, the possible consequences of every step they take and every word they communicate. Then, having considered all the possible consequences, they must decide on the best course of action. Any such decision typically involves having several alternatives, comparing them and evaluating their outcomes.

Legal 500 recognises two ADCA lawyers

The renowned English directory Legal 500 recognises the senior consultant Joana Matos Lima and senior associate Islândia Ribeiro as “Rising Stars” for their work in recent years at the Angola office.