Communication Authority (ANACOM)
The Portuguese legislation against spam was implemented within the
wider framework of the national discipline to regulate electronic commerce. The
recently approved Decree-Law
7/2004 aims mainly to transpose Directive 2000/31/EC and includes a chapter
("network advertising communications") incorporating the main
dispositions of Directive 2002/58/EC relating to unsolicited communications.
Unsolicited communications sent in violation of the law shall be
deemed as an offence punishable with a fine that may range from € 2'500 to €
50'000, in case of natural persons, or from € 3'333.34 to € 66'666.67, in the case
of legal persons, along with additional sanctions.