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Decree Law No. 49/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 150/2020, Series I of 2020-08-04
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 49/2020
  • Pages: 5 - 7

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law amends the Electronic Communications Act.

What is going to change?

Administrative offences shall be provided for in cases of failure to comply with the obligations imposed by the European standards or by the provisions of the National Communications Authority (ANACOM) in compliance with those standards.

Within the scope of ANACOM's powers to apply European regulations and the Electronic Communications Act, the sanctioning regime of the Roaming Regulation is amended in order to punish the violation of the rules on open internet.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law creates and updates the national legal system, establishing the sanctioning regime applicable to the violation of rules on open internet access and regulated intra-European Union calls.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 5 August 2020.

Original Version


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