Helena Tapp Barroso
Areas & Industries
Employment and Pensions, Intellectual Property, Personal Data Privacy and Protection, Insurance and Pension Funds
Helena Tapp Barroso joined the firm in 2006 and became a non-equity partner in 2010. She is a member of the employment and pensions team.
Helena provides regular legal counselling in the areas of commercial, civil, labour and corporate law, regularly assisting clients in the structuring of transactions, contract negotiations and dispute regulation in different business areas particularly in the media sector, electronic communication and new technologies, banking, financial activities, insurance and pension funds, automobile industry, distribution and pharmaceutical industry.
She also develops relevant activity in labour, civil and commercial litigation.
Helena Tapp Barroso teaches regularly in the postgraduate studies in Labour Law at the University of Lisbon School of Law and in the postgraduate studies in Business Law. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon School of Law, from 1989 to 2001 in the areas of civil, commercial and labour law.
From 1989 to 1998 Helena practised law at Veiga Gomes, Bessa Monteiro, Marques Bom and from 1998 to 2005 at Osório de Castro, Verde Pinho, Vieira Peres, Lobo Xavier e Associados - Sociedade de Advogados.
Law Degree (Católica Lisbon School of Law, 1989).
Master's Degree in Commercial Law and Capital Markets (Católica Lisbon School of Law, 1995).
Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 1991).
Portuguese Bar Association (member of the Lisbon District Council from 1999 to 2001).
Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
Portugal | 15 October 2019
The recently published act to transpose the General Data Protection Regulation into Portuguese law was expected to provide specific grounds for the processing of health data for insurance purposes. However, the act was approved without any exemptions or provisions regarding the legitimate basis on which insurers can process health data (or any other special category of data) for insurance purposes. This article examines the implications of the new law for the insurance industry.
Portugal | 07 August 2018
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, the processing of health data for insurance purposes requires the data subject's 'explicit consent', which poses enormous challenges for the insurance industry. Portugal has no specific legislation concerning the processing of health data for insurance purposes. However, it is hoped that the anticipated Data Protection Act will provide specific grounds for the processing of such data in this context.