Stayaway Covid: PS deputy says he will vote against “mandatory application to be inspected by the police” – News

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This Thursday came reactions from all parties present in the Parliament regarding the mandatory use of the Stayaway Covid screening application – including the PS itself. After the socialist parliamentary leader, Ana Catarina Mendes, admitted “constitutional doubts” about the measure, deputy Sérgio Sousa Pinto said that he will vote against the Government’s proposal to force the use of the app “to be supervised by the police”, news the Watcher.

“The mandatory application, to be inspected by the police, is to vote against in the Assembly of the Republic. If approved, it is to breach the unconstitutional law. Digital applications and police is a dark marriage. A thousand times worse than Covid ”, wrote the deputy on Facebook.

Contacted by the Observer, Sousa Pinto said he had “nothing to add” to what he had already published.

The parliamentary leader of the PS said yesterday that the bench had not yet closed its position on the mandatory use of the application and will request urgent hearings from experts in health, rights and freedoms and data protection.

“The parliamentary group will engage in this debate and deliver today [quinta-feira] to the first commission a request that, as a matter of urgency, as early as Tuesday, public health specialists, specialists in rights, freedoms and guarantees and data protection should be heard, ”he said, considering that it would be“ inappropriate ”for parliament to decide without these hearings.

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