Amical Wikimedia Statement about the Spanish new Royal Decree-Law of public security

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On November 5th, The Official State Gazette (BOE) published the Royal Decree-Law 14/2019 (link), which was passed on October 31st, whereby the General State Administration reserves the right to suspend, exceptionally and precautionary, the transmission of data and the connection to Internet claiming reasons of public order.

According to Chapter IV, modification of the Law 9/2014 of General Telecommunications, the State reserves the right to take over any types of infrastructure, network, service or digital resource that may affect public security within the framework of national defense. The power of immediate action is granted to the Government of Spain for the closure of websites and other services through the Ministry of Economy and Business, as well as the control and operation of all networks during transitory periods described as exceptional. No prior judicial requirement is needed.

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