President of the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (CNPD – Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados) since 2012, and member of the European Data Protection Board.

She is an Associated Professor at the Faculty of Law of Portuguese Catholic University, where she teaches for more than 20 years.

She has a Ph.D. in Law, in the field of Legal-Political Sciences, by the University of Coimbra. She is author of books and several articles in specialized Law publications.