Law no. 40/2013  of 25 June 2013 - Approving the Law governing the Organisation and Modus Operandi of the DNA Profile Database Oversight Board and making the first amendment to Law no. 5/2008 of 12 February 2008.
​Law no. 5/2008 of 12 February 2008 - Approving the creation of a DNA Profile Database for the purposes of civil and 
criminal identification
​Ministerial Order no. 270/2009 of 17 March 2009 -  Determines the DNA markers to be included in the DNA profile database for the purposes of criminal and civil identification.
Decision no. 3191/2008 3 December 2008 of the National Institute of Legal Medicine - DNA Profile Database – Operational Regulations.

Law no. 74/2009 of 12 August 2009 - Approving the system applicable to the exchange of information of a criminal nature between authorities of the Member States of the European Union, transposing Framework Decision 2006/960/JHA of 18 December 2006 into the national legal system.
Ministerial Order no. 175/2011 of 28 April 2011 - Approves the table of prices to be charged by the Directorate-General of Social Reinsertion (DGRS), Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal, I. P., and the Judicial Police for expert procedures, exams and tests, reports, social information reports, court appearances and other acts or documents which are requested of them or which they issue to public or private entities

Law no. 12/2005 of 26 January 2005 - Personal genetic data and health data.
Law no. 67/98 26 October 1998 - Act on the Protection of Personal Data (transposing into the Portuguese legal system Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data).
Resolution of the Assembly of the Republic no. 81/2013 - Election of the members of the DNA profile database oversight board.
Other legislation