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November 28 2017

Argentina's Draft Data Protection Act

The most comprehensive statutory regulation regarding the protection of personal data in Argentina is the Personal Data Protection Law (Data Protection Law), which is enforced by the Data Protection Authority (DPA).

The general principle is that any treatment of personal data must be specifically consented to by the data subject. Such consent must be given freely, based upon the information previously provided to the data subject (informed) and expressed in writing or by equivalent means, depending on each case.

Overall, currently Argentina has in place a robust data protection regulation that is in the process of being updated based on technological advances and adapting it to the new international context, particularly to EU regulations.

At the same time, legislative efforts to regulate cybercrime have been made.