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Parliamentary questions
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26 September 2019
Question for written answer E-003014-19
to the Commission
Rule 138
Lídia Pereira (PPE) , José Manuel Fernandes (PPE) , Paulo Rangel (PPE) , Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar (PPE) , Álvaro Amaro (PPE)

 Subject:  Failure to implement national law transposing GDPR in Portugal
 Answer in writing 

The entry into force of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was a milestone in safeguarding the fundamental right of European citizens to privacy and personal data protection, while upholding fair competition and internal market cohesion. Under EC law and in particular the Treaties, the GDPR is directly applicable in the Member States. Moreover, the primacy and direct effect of EC law are enshrined in the Portuguese Constitution.

However, the Portuguese National Data Protection Commission (CNPD) has announced(1) that it does not intend to implement national legal provisions(2) transposing the GDPR. In the defending its decision(3), it has indicated that it will end the implementation of any rules in breach of the regulation. Given that the CNPD is the national data protection authority responsible for compliance, this is a matter of the utmost gravity, particularly since it delivered its opinion in the context of national proceedings for adoption of the law in question.

In view of this serious state of affairs:

Can the Commission say what mechanisms it will use to ensure the full and effective implementation of the GDPR in Portugal and equal protection for its citizens to that provided elsewhere in Europe?

(2)Law 58/2019 of 8 August

Original language of question: PT 
Last updated: 8 October 2019Legal notice