Tag Archives: Latin America

Latin America to bolster data protection in a legal overhaul

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has prompted a series of legislative proposals in Latin American countries to update data protection regulations, many of which reflect the higher standards of the GDPR. With a large number of European and U.S. companies operating in the region, we look at some of the latest developments below. Argentina … Continue Reading

Ibero-American Data Protection Network continues to promote data protection development in Latin America

The six executive committee members of the Ibero-American Data Protection Network (Network) attended the First Latin American Congress on Data Protection. The Network brings together 22 Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, and a number of countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean. During the 10 years of its existence, the … 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 American Update: Costa Rica and Peru bring Data Protection regulations into force

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. Costa Rica’s 2011 data protection law came into force March 5, 2013, and Peru’s laws took effect April 22, 30 days after it published regulations. While this imposes new obligations on businesses operating or looking to do business in these countries, as with other data protection laws modelled … 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