Costa Rica studies law that will protect personal information

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.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

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

The initiative, which is being reviewed under file 16.679, will now go the full Congress so that lawmakers can decide if they want to pass it into law or not.

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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: Project Protecting Personal Data Advances

March 2011

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

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.

El Salvador: Data Protection Bill

July 2010

The assembly has received two bills to standardize and regulate citizens’ data protection rights.

The proposals from opposition political party ARENA seek to control the unrestricted sale of personal data.

“Roberto d’Aubuisson, the ARENA congressman who submitted the bills, says that a law of their kind will just be complying with article 2 of the country’s constitution, which relates to people’s individual rights,” reports

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