Walt Portugal on Monday announced that the party’s vice president’s data had been shared without the consent of the UK embassy, regretting the situation and classifying the actions taken by the Lisbon Chamber as “adequate and late”.
In a note sent to the newsrooms, Vold pointed out that Portugal had already warned that the conduct of the Lisbon City Council, following the case of sharing personal data of Russian activists, had “endangered the lives of citizens involved in the protests.”
Recently, the party said Walt’s vice president, Matthias Carvalho, had “reported that his data was shared with the British embassy without his permission”.
According to the party, This happened following an awareness Organized by Volt and its members on January 31, 2020 to mark the UK’s exit from the European Union.
“While it is commendable that targeted people are being contacted by sharing this illegal data, this phone call and email from the room shows me that at the end of the day the data protection and protesters are all about political will. They wanted to, they could have stopped it many years ago,” said Matthias Carvalho. , The report quotes.
For the party, “This and all the other shares were made Clear violation of the Public Data Protection Regulation, Confirmed by the indictment addressed to the National Data Protection Commission [CNPD] The “solutions offered by the current President Fernando Medina” to the municipality of Lisbon are not enough, are too late, do not address the illegality of the actions and the overall disregard for the safety and lives of people with personal data. Shared “.
Volt CML requires external and independent auditing
In this context, Volt Portugal CML’s “Order for Independent and External Audit”, “With full access to all documents, system settings and other information that may prove necessary”, the internal audit points out, “although this is an important step, it does not ensure the necessary freedom and impartiality”.
The party wants “all the facts found in the audit to be communicated to the competent authorities, including the National Data Protection Authority,” and “the Lisbon Chamber must immediately implement all measures deemed to be non-CNPD.” Medina’s “general amnesty” and “compensation” for all affected citizens.
Data sharing case by Russian activists
It was released to the public in June this year The municipality of Lisbon sent the names, addresses and contact details of three Russian activists to Russian authorities In January, he organized a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Lisbon, demanding the release of Alexei Navalny, an opponent of the Russian government.
When the lawsuit was filed, the mayor of Lisbon City Council issued a “public apology” for sharing the data, saying it was “an unfortunate mistake that could not happen.”
In 2018, A new general rule on data protection came into force (RGPD), but Fernando Medina explained that the process of implementing the announcements of the demonstrations was “not adapted” in the municipality’s “substantial effort of adaptation”.
Since 2012, 7,045 revelations have been made to the city of Lisbon, according to the results of a CML audit.
“A total of 180 embassies were sent to demonstrate with the embassies, and personal data were deemed to have been sent in 52 cases before 122 RGPD came into force,” the document said.
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