Argentinian Authority Continues Refining its Data Protection Amendment

    Jun 13, 2017

    In an ongoing effort to modernize its personal data protection laws, the Argentinian data protection authority (PDP) recently published its second draft of a data protection amendment bill, as reported on

    As currently written, the amendment to Personal Data Protection 2000 would introduce a 72-hour timeframe for the notification of data breaches; remove the obligation to register databases with the PDP; and establish a national Do Not Call Registry. The draft also requires data controllers to apply the principles of Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default before and during data processing, and to carry out privacy impact assessments when the processing is likely to impact the privacy of individuals.

    If Congress passes the amendment, the PDP would become an independent authority and no longer be included within the Ministry of Justice.

    Argentinian Attorney Gustavo Tanus told the amendment shows that the 2000 law is not keeping up with the evolution of digital technology. “Moreover, the changes that will take place in Europe in 2018 with the General Data Protection Regulation make it necessary to adapt Argentina’s current data protection law to the GDPR in order to continue to be considered a country [that provides] an adequate level of data protection,” he said.

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