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Data Protection in Argentina during the year 2015

It has been a busy year in Argentina for Privacy and Data Protection practitioners.

On February 2015  the Data Protection Agency (DPA) of Argentina enacted a new regulation for sanctions (DNPDP n. 9/2015). This new regulation aimed at including new sanctions for the do not call registry regulation.


Also on February 2015 the DPA issued a regulation (DNPDP n. 10/2015) for CCTV surveillance for security purposes.

On April 2015, Allende & Brea hosted the first Knowledgnet Meeting of the Argentine chapter in Buenos Aires.

On April the DPA also started to send Enforcement Notices of the Do not call law to local companies.

On April the DPA also issued a Regulation (DNPDP n. 18/2015) about mobile Apps, the first of its kind in Latin America. It is a long list of recommendations for app producers, including privacy by design and privacay by default rules.

On May 2015 the DPA issued a new regulation (DNPDP n. 20/2015) on Drones and Data protection. As far as I know it is the first of its kind in the world. The WP29 issued its opinion on drones in June 2015.

During 2015 the DPA also finished implementing the Do not Call law enacted in the year 2014, and started to impose some sanctions. The number of individuals registered and complaints are escalating fast. Also the number of companies with fines.

On September 2015 a labour court issued a ruling declaring illegal the use of geolocation tools included in the app of the mobile phones provided to the workers by a company.

With Paula Vargas three more meetings were organized during the year with IAPP sponsorship with a huge assistance of practitioners. We did an event for the Schrems case, another event for the Mobile apps regulation.

Finally at the end of the year the former commisioner Juan Cruz Gonzalez Allonca step out and the new government is looking to name a new director of data protection for Argentina. We will have news soon in this blog.

This article was published in http://www.dataprivacylaws.com.ar/2015/12/31/data-protection-in-argentina-during-the-year-2015/


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