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Volume: 14 Issue: 7
(July 2017)

Keywords:
data protection data processing data controller data transfer data processor

Authors:
paulina silva

Organisations:
carey las condes

Jurisdictions:
chile

Chile: Modernising data protection legislation: Two decades in the making

In March 2017, after almost two years of preparation, the Chilean Government submitted a bill (‘the Bill’) before the Senate, which aims to significantly amend Law No. 19.628 on the Protection of Private Life 1999 (‘the Law’), increase the protection of privacy, and fulfil international data processing standards, while balancing individuals’ right to privacy with the free circulation of information. Paulina Silva, Counsel at Carey, discusses the main changes that will be introduced to the Chilean legal framework, if the Bill is passed.

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