This website

In theory, this is both a personal archive and blog that will focus mostly on Law, Technology and Digital Rights. In practice, anything goes.

These are the rules:

I write mostly for myself but everyone is welcome here. | The blog will have posts both in English and in Portuguese, depending on the subject and intended audience. | There are no comments, but feel free to drop me an email to react to any text or for any other reason. | I don't expect to write often. | As an archive, it is still very incomplete but I will be retroactively adding content I have spread around.


Eduardo Santos, hi. I am a lawyer, based in Lisbon, Portugal. I graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Lisbon. I'm a co-founder and the current president of D3 - Defesa dos Direitos Digitais, the Portuguese digital rights association, which is part of the European Digital Rights (EDRi) network. At D3 I do a bit of everything; mostly in tech policy, advocacy, and lobbying related to digital rights issues such as privacy, net neutrality, data retention, public surveillance, copyright or platform regulation. I contribute to research projects within the areas of Law and Technology, and I have been an active civil society representative on international Internet governance fora such as IGF and EuroDIG.


my first name at 
leonardodossantos ⠄




No idea expressed by me in this website should ever in any way be considered original, as in an exclusive product of my own thinking. In case an original thought or idea of mine slips through, I hereby present my deepest apologies in advance and promise my best efforts so it does not happen again. I also strongly deny having emotional bonds or deep connections with my works, those are unfounded rumors. Finally, these works do not reflect my personality and are certainly not an extension of my person.

PS: this disclaimer is just a Copyright – not copyrighted – nerd joke. Nevermind it.

Lawyer • Interested in Digital Rights: Copyright, Freedom of Expression, Privacy, NetNeutrality, etc • heading @direitosdig , Portugal • creator of memes • EN/PT