Chile's data privacy pledge

Chile's congress is currently considering a data privacy bill based on international standards that could transform how personal data is managed in the country. But the proposals have attracted both praise and criticism, says Alessandri Abogados partner Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri, who heads the firm's intellectual property department

Chile's data privacy pledge Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri

It seems that the only consensus around the data privacy regulation discussion in Chile at this point is that it must be dramatically changed. For individuals and consumer organisations, the current application of the 1998 Privacy Protection Law has made for few resources in the new context of personal data exploitation. For businesses involved in the collection, treatment and management of data, the absence of any compliance alternatives, such as data transfer regulations or privacy policy approvals by a Chilean official entity, has helped increase uncertainty.

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