The European Union recently confirmed that Uruguay had achieved adequacy for personal data protection. Prior to that, in 2008, the country passed its data protection act. Since that time, the Unit for the Regulation and Control of Personal Data (URCDP) has been established to field data protection complaints and educate the public and database controllers, in both the private and public sector, of their duties and obligations under the act. The URCDP is now preparing to host the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, a task the URCDP’s Federico Monteverde says has kept it very busy. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, a URCDP representative discusses Uruguay’s data privacy landscape.
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