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      6 The Portugal News •  18 Jan 2020

      Portuguese diplomat to represent EU                                                                           Portuguese fear


                                                                                                                    online data theft
      post Brexit                          The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, has            Theft and misuse of personal data is
                                           chosen Portuguese diplomat João Vale de Almeida to head
                                                                                                                    Theft and misuse of personal data is
                                                                                                                    Theft and misuse of personal data is
                                                                                                                    Theft and misuse of personal data is
                                                                                                                    Theft and misuse of personal data is
                                                                                                                    the biggest fear of the Portuguese,
                                                                                                                    the biggest fear of the Portuguese,
                                                                                                                    the biggest fear of the Portuguese,
                                                                                                                    the biggest fear of the Portuguese,
                                           the EU’s future delegation in the UK following Brexit.                   the biggest fear of the Portuguese,
                                                                                                                    who however care less about
                                                                                                                    who however care less about
                                                                                                                    who however care less about
                                                                                                                    who however care less about
                                                                                                                    who however care less about
                                                              She added that “the formal  When he returned to Brussels  password security than the rest of
                                                                                                                    password security than the rest of
                                                                                                                    password security than the rest of
                                                                                                                    password security than the rest of
                                                                                                                    password security than the rest of
                                                              appointment will only take  in December after a decade  Europeans.
                                                                                                                    Europeans.
                                                                                                                    Europeans.
                                                                                                                    Europeans.
                                                                                                                    Europeans.
                                                              place after the UK leaves the  or so in Washington and New
                                                              European Union”, which is  York, his name was already   The 2019 report from the Cyber
                                                              scheduled for 31 January,  being touted as one of the  Observatory Observation Society Line,
                                                              and after gaining the approval favourites to represent the EU  which is based on data from other
                                                              of the British authorities,  in London after the UK ceases  surveys and studies conducted in
                                                              which is indispensable.    to be a member state.      Portugal and the rest of Europe, reveals
                                                              With more than three       If there are no further delays  that 73 percent of Portuguese avoid
                                                              decades of experience in the  to the UK’s exit, the   disclosing personal information on the
                                                              EU, Vale de Almeida, 62, has  commission’s representation  Internet.
                                                              held positions such as     in London will be wound up   The biggest concern about using the
                                                              spokesman for the          on that date and be replaced  Internet for banking, shopping or
                                                              commission and director-   on 1 February with the new  payments is theft and misuse of personal
                                                              general before becoming    EU delegation – similar to the  data (49 percent of respondents), followed
                                                              chief of staff and chief adviser  one that Vale de Almeida  by the security of internet payments (38
                                                              to José Manuel Barroso, a  headed in the US.          percent, nine percentage points less than
                                                              former prime minister of   The EU delegation in the UK  a year earlier) or the fear of not receiving
                                                              Portugal, during his first term  will be overseen by the  the goods or services purchased.
                                                              as president of the        European External Action     Compared to other European
                                                              commission (2004-2009).    Service, the EU’s diplomatic  practices, Portuguese people are less
                                                              Vale de Almeida then       corps, which is run by the  careful with passwords: only 13 percent
                                                              became EU ambassador to    EU’s High Representative,  use different words for different pages
                                                              the US (2010-2014), heading  Josep Borrell, who is also  (the European average is 29 percent), 12
      Portuguese diplomat João Vale de Almeida to head the EU’s future  the first EU delegation in  vice-president of the new  percent choose complex words (27
      Portuguese diplomat João Vale de Almeida to head the EU’s future
      Portuguese diplomat João Vale de Almeida to head the EU’s future
      Portuguese diplomat João Vale de Almeida to head the EU’s future
      Portuguese diplomat João Vale de Almeida to head the EU’s future
      delegation in the UK following Brexit.                  Washington with enhanced   commission headed by       percent in the European Union) and 16
      delegation in the UK following Brexit.
      delegation in the UK following Brexit.
      delegation in the UK following Brexit.
      delegation in the UK following Brexit.
                                                              powers (that, representing  Ursula Von der Leyen. It will  percent change passwords regularly (21
           I can confirm that the  European Union delegation to  the EU as a whole and not just start operations at a time  percent in the EU).
           High Representative and  the United Kingdom of Great  the commission) established  when the EU’s remaining 27  For the Portuguese, the worst crime on
           [Commission] Vice-     Britain and Northern Ireland,”  in the Treaty of Lisbon. From  member states and the UK  the Internet is child pornography, which
      “President intends to       Virgine Battu-Henriksson, a  2015 until the end of last year  will be negotiating the future  collected 85 percent of responses,
      appoint João Vale de Almeida  spokeswoman for the       he was the EU ambassador to relationship between the two  followed by bank fraud (78 percent) and
      as leader of the future     commission, told Lusa.      the United Nations.        sides.                     identity theft (75 percent).
      Over 4,000 earthquakes west of Faial
      in three months
      More than 4,000 earthquakes have been recorded since 5 November west
      More than 4,000 earthquakes have been recorded since 5 November west
      More than 4,000 earthquakes have been recorded since 5 November west
      More than 4,000 earthquakes have been recorded since 5 November west
      More than 4,000 earthquakes have been recorded since 5 November west
      of Faial island in the Azores, varying in magnitude on the Richter scale
      of Faial island in the Azores, varying in magnitude on the Richter scale
      of Faial island in the Azores, varying in magnitude on the Richter scale
      of Faial island in the Azores, varying in magnitude on the Richter scale
      of Faial island in the Azores, varying in magnitude on the Richter scale
      between 1.0 and 4.7, announced the IPMA.
      between 1.0 and 4.7, announced the IPMA.
      between 1.0 and 4.7, announced the IPMA.
      between 1.0 and 4.7, announced the IPMA.
      between 1.0 and 4.7, announced the IPMA.
        According to a statement posted on the  the Azores archipelago explains “intense
      website of the Portuguese Institute of Sea  seismic activity”.
      and Atmosphere (IPMA), the largest     Since 5 November there has been an
      earthquakes occurred on 5 November, at  “increase in time frequency” detected, with
      6.22am local (7.22am in Lisbon) and 18  seismic events located about 30
      December, at 8.15am local, with      kilometres west of Capelo parish, the
      magnitudes of 4.6 and 4.7, respectively.  statement said.
        The note also clarifies that, although no  “This seismic activity is still ongoing,
      material damage was recorded, “of all  although less frequently on a daily basis”,
      recorded events”, 35 were experienced  explains the note, underlining that the
      with “maximum intensities” ranging from  population of Faial, an island in the central
      II / III to IV / V on the Modified Mercalli  group of the Azores, may continue to feel
      scale.                               earthquakes if this “seismic pattern” is  The IPMA also notes that the location of the Azores archipelago explains
                                                                                The IPMA also notes that the location of the Azores archipelago explains
                                                                                The IPMA also notes that the location of the Azores archipelago explains
                                                                               The IPMA also notes that the location of the Azores archipelago explains
                                                                                The IPMA also notes that the location of the Azores archipelago explains
        The IPMA also notes that the location of  maintained.                  “intense seismic activity”.
                                                                               “intense seismic activity”.
                                                                                “intense seismic activity”.
                                                                                “intense seismic activity”.
                                                                                “intense seismic activity”.
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