The Agency of Access to Public Information, the governmental entity tasked with enforcing the Argentine Data Protection Law, recently issued Regulation 132/2018 aimed at establishing a new mechanism for the registration of data controllers and private and public databases.
The regulation is applicable to proceedings of registration, renewal and modification, all of which shall be performed exclusively through the online platform “Online Proceedings” or the “Electronic Document Management.”
In the case of already registered data controllers and databases, the deadline to comply with re-registration is Feb. 28, 2019, for public databases, and Oct. 31, 2019, for private ones.
All proceedings shall be free of official fees, do not require annual renewal, and the data controller must inform any supervening modification by means of a sworn declaration.
It is expected that the regulation will bring clarity to the registration process.
As we have previously commented, the regulation passed in a context in which there exists a bill pending before Congress with the aim of replacing the DPL in its entirety, and that would eliminate the requirement of the registration of databases.
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