Costa Rica: Project Protecting Personal Data Advances

The draft of "Law on Protection of the Individual from Personal Data Processing" was approved on first debate at the National Assembly.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The project seeks to guarantee any individual or legal entity, without distinction of nationality or residence, respect for their rights during the use of information related to their life or private business.

"Furthermore, this law protects the confidentiality of journalistic sources of information and professional secrecy, in accordance with relevant laws in our Constitution," reported

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Personal Information Law Approved

March 2012

The new legislation approved by the Nicaraguan Assembly seeks to protect individuals where their personal data is concerned.

This law aims to offer people data protection whether files are stored on public or private databases, automated or not, guaranteeing their constitutional rights set forth in Article 26 of the Constitution of Nicaragua, at the same time this law regulates and provides legal and administrative processes, so that citizens can protect themselves against the effects of their data being processed.

Costa Rica Approves Law on Personal Data Protection

June 2011

The regulation introduces new tools for citizens to protect themselves from errors in public information held about them.

Costa Rica's Congress passed the "Law on the protection of the individual from the processing of personal data", establishing standards for the control of the companies that manage databases with personal information and especially citizen’s credit histories.

Costa Rica: Personal Information Still Unprotected

June 2011

The draft law on the protection of citizens' personal data has stalled in Congress.

Constitutional consultations, submitted to the Constitutional Court by twelve members of the opposition are impeding the progress of discussion of the bill, which has already been approved in a first debate.

Costa Rica studies law that will protect personal information

November 2008

The law will guarantee any person or company, regardless of their nationality or address, the right to respect the use of information related to their life or private activity.

It will also protect banking operation, tax, custom or other records related to economic activities.

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