In the special session of 9 November 2022, the Chamber of Deputies granted the necessary approval for Congress to pass Law 27,699 by means of which the Argentine Republic ratifies the Amending Protocol with respect to the Automated Processing of Personal Data (“Convention 108+”). To complete the ratification process, the National Executive Branch will now study the law and, if approved, it will be published in the Official Gazette.
On 27 September 2022, the Ibero-American Network for the Protection of Personal Data published the Guide for the Implementation of Standard Contractual Clauses for the International Transfer of Personal Data, which sets out certain aspects to be considered when making international transfers of personal data through the use of standard contractual clauses. The Guide includes non-binding guidance for those who make ITPD from member countries of the RIPD to non-adequate jurisdictions.
In line with the process of modernizing Personal Data Protection Law No. 25,326, the Agency for Access to Public Information presented a Draft Bill of Personal Data Protection Law.
On 25 August 2022, Personal Data Protection Law No. 149 was published in the Official Gazette of Cuba. It will enter into force in February 2023. The main purpose of the law is to guarantee the right of individuals to the protection of their personal data and to regulate the use and processing of data by public and private persons or entities. By enacting the law, Cuba joins the list of countries with specific legislation on data protection.
One of the main commitments assumed by Beatriz de Anchorena, current director of the Agency for Access to Public Information, was to initiate the process of updating Personal Data Protection Law No. 25,326, which was enacted in 2000. In this regard, meetings were held in August 2022 with public agencies, civil society organizations, universities and the private sector.
On 28 June 2022, the Argentine Supreme Court of Justice, in a unanimous decision, revoked the ruling of the National Court of Appeals in Civil Matters that recognized the ‘right to be forgotten’ with respect to certain content linked to the plaintiff’s past.
By means of Provincial Law 15,339, published in the Official Gazette of the Province of Buenos Aires on 7 June 2022, the province of Buenos Aires adhered to the Knowledge Economy Promotional Regime. By adhering to the Regime, through granting tax benefits, the province of Buenos Aires seeks to promote the development of those activities that apply the use of knowledge and the digitalization of information to obtain goods, provide services and/or improve processes.
Resolution No. 570/2022 , issued by the National Communications Authority, was published in the Official Gazette on 31 March 2022. The Resolution establishes that news signals that are mandatory for the subscription of television services must include additional visual communication media that uses sign language and closed captioning.
On 4 January 2022, Disposition No. 1/22 issued by the National Registry of Persons (Renaper) was published in the Official Gazette, approving Renaper’s Personal Data Protection Policy (“Policy”). The Policy aims to safeguard and protect the right to privacy of individuals whose data is processed by Renaper.