Tag Archives: Colombia

Colombia issues Accountability Guidelines to promote data protection compliance

The Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (‘SIC’) Colombia’s data protection agency, launched its Colombian Accountability Guidelines (the ‘Guidelines’). The first document of its kind in South America, the Guidelines are aimed at helping companies understand and implement Colombia’s Data Protection Regulation implemented in 2012, and reinforced by an additional regulation in 2013. The advice mainly … Continue Reading

Colombia fills the gaps in its new data protection framework.

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. After its first data protection law came into force in April this year, Colombia has now introduced implementing regulations (Decree No. 1377). The legislation, which was released in late June, provides greater clarity on a number of areas contained in the data protection law (Statute Law No. 1581). … Continue Reading

Latin America Update: Mexico’s new Privacy Notice Guidelines and Colombia’s first data protection laws

MEXICO: New Privacy Notice Guidelines were introduced April 17, 2013, specifying the format and contents of privacy notices required for the direct or automated collection of personal data. The Guidelines seek to enable data subjects to make free and informed choices, by ensuring that they are given information and an opportunity to consent and object … Continue Reading

Colombia enacts Data Protection Law

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. On October 17, 2012, Colombia enacted a new Data Protection Law which will regulate data collection and processing of personal data both within the Colombian territory and extraterritorially. The law generally follows the EU approach including, amongst other provisions, cross-border data transfer restrictions where the destination country’s data … Continue Reading