By Pablo A. Palazzi

Uruguay enacts new data protection law

Uruguay has a new data protection law. The Senate approved the law on July 16 and it was finally sanctioned by the Executive Power the first week of August, 2008. The law is based on European data protection law models. It contains a full set of data protection principles, including those on consent, notices, ban on certain transfers, and a provision forbidding the transfer of personal data to destinations lacking adequate protection. The law also includes special provisions for sensitive data, commercial and credit reports, telecommunications data, and marketing and outsourcing. A regulatory authority will apply the law and police databases.

Pablo A. Palazzi is an attorney in the law firm of Allende & Brea, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina with an extensive practice in intellectual property and data protection law. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Argentina. He can be reached at pap@allendebrea.com.ar.


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