🔗 The disaster that is Portugal's attempt at data retention laws

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Eduardo wrote an excellent piece for EDRi about Portugal's disastrous attempts at data retention laws. Here is a snippet:

However, as argued by D3, the new data retention regime is not any less problematic. The new law does not dictates a data retention scheme directly, but allows it through an authorisation from a special section of the Supreme Court. It will be up to the Supreme Court to define the terms of each data retention authorisation, with the law solely requiring them to be proportional and for the purpose of investigating serious crime. The law does not set duration limits, specific legal grounds for data retention to be authorised, or the criteria for it to be considered proportional.

Check the full article at EDRi's website.

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