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April 24 2017

Chile Expected To Consider New Data Protection Legislation

Chilean legislators are soon expected to consider a new data protection law which would impose new privacy compliance standards and certain enforcement provisions on companies doing business in Chile. 

Chile's existing data protection law, the Law on the Protection of Private Life (Law No. 19,628), was signed into law in 1999 and does not provide for a privacy regulator with enforcement authority. 

The new bill will provide for the establishment of a data protection authority. It is expected that the data protection authority would report to another government agency rather than operating entirely independently.