Tag Archives: Latin America

Brazil Extends the Consultation Period on Its Draft Data Protection Law until April 30

In February 2015, the Brazilian government issued a draft of Brazil’s first comprehensive privacy law, the Preliminary Draft Bill for the Protection of Personal Data (the “Draft Bill”).  The Draft Bill builds on and codifies certain concepts relating to the treatment of personal data already present in Brazilian constitutional, statutory and case law. The Draft … Continue Reading

Mexico’s DPA Begins Enforcing Data Protection Law

BNA is reporting that Mexico’s data protection authority, the Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (IFAI), will issue a fine of $1 million against one of Mexico’s largest banks for violating the country’s Federal Law on the Protection of Personal Data in Possession of Private Parties.  The action against the bank — … Continue Reading

Colombian Data Protection Law to Come into Effect by November

Earlier today in Bogota, the supervisor of the Colombian data protection authority (within the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce) announced that the country’s new data protection law will receive final approval from President Juan Manuel Santos this month or next.  The supervisor, José Alejandro Bermúdez, made the announcement in an interview with the Spanish news … Continue Reading

On the Eve of International Conference in Uruguay, Taking Stock of Data Privacy Developments in Latin America

The convening of the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Punta del Este, Uruguay on Oct. 22-26 — on the heels of last year’s conference in Mexico City — underscores the importance of the Latin American region in the global debate around data privacy regulation. From 2000 to 2008, only Argentina … Continue Reading

Costa Rica Adopts Data Protection Legislation

On 5 September 2011,  Costa Rica adopted a new data protection law, the “Law on the Protection of Individuals Against the Processing of Personal Data”.   The Law aims to protect the fundamental right to information self-determination of any person, regardless of nationality, residence or domicile.  Costa Rica is now the seventh country in Central and … Continue Reading

Peruvian President Signs Privacy Law

On July 2, 2011 Peruvian President Alan Garcia signed into law the country’s Personal Data Protection Law (Ley de Protección de Datos Personales, Proyecto de Ley, available here), making Peru the latest Latin American country to adopt European-style privacy legislation. Peru is expected to develop implementing regulations to the new law in the coming months. … Continue Reading