Law On the Protection of Private Life. This law Ley Sobre la Proteccion de la Vida Privada General Secretariat of the Presidency in Chile. Amends Law Nº 19,, On Protection Of Private Life. Original Language Title: MODIFICA LA LEY Nº , SOBRE PROTECCION DE LA VIDA PRIVADA. Download “Ley , Sobre protección de [ ]” (41 K) Preview External identifier: LEY Content type Organisation / State of judicial body: Chile.

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The Investigations Police — a plainclothes civilian agency that functions in close collaboration with the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol and with the intelligence services of the army, navy, and air force — keeps records of all adult citizens and foreign residents and issues identification cards that must be carried at all times.

A Country Report, The workers allege that the order violated chole right to privacy. Joe Doe has requested the elimination of such registries due to their lack of accuracy.

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These communications must indicate an easy mechanism to avoid future similar distribution. A privacy law sets penalties for those who infringe on the private and public life of individuals and their families.

This bill started its procedure at the Lower House on November 9, On September another bill that modifies the Law for the Protection of Private Life was introduced.

In Marcha bill that modifies Law The Constitution of the Republic of Chile of recognizes the right to privacy. Proyecto que Modifica la Ley The law was slightly amended in [] and modifies the Labor Code by providing that employers cannot condition hiring an employee on the lack of personal or economic debts.

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The same provisions are applicable to advertisements coming via regular mail, fax or telephone. Two pending bills aim at reforming the Penal Code with respect to cybercrimes. It also includes fines and damages for the unlawful denial of access and correction rights. In JanuaryLaw No. Chile is the first Latin American country to enact a data protection law. The new law also provides that the “”right to forget”” the duration personal data can be stored is reduced to five years for commercial debts and to zero years if the debt has been paid.


In Novemberthe CCS adopted a good practices code for electronic commerce and trained their associated companies on issues related to personal data protection and customer rights on electronic transactions. In Octoberwithin the framework of an investigation on governmental irregularities, Judge Gloria Ana Chevesich order to seizure e-mails sent and received between and by more than government officials.

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Date and hour of the information request, detail of the reasons by which the check was not accepted as a payment instrument. In the Supreme Decree was fhile.

In AugustDecree No. According to the agreement, the companies publish a list of debtors who in the last three years have fiscal debts and have not approached the institution to express their willingness to sign a payment agreement.

The processing of personal data by a public body can only be performed in relation to matters of its responsibility specifically those included in Article 17 of this law, under the provisions of the rules. The law contains a chapter dedicated to the use of financial, commercial and banking data, and specific rules addressing the use of information by government agencies. On October 25, the Supreme Decree that partially modifies the Supreme Decree was dhile.

For example, no ,ey is made between “personal” and “sensitive” data, such as data revealing political opinions, religious beliefs, or health or sex life; and the law lacks control mechanisms aimed at sanctioning illegitimate data processing by data controllers.

Chile entered in October into a bilateral association agreement with the European Union EUby which the two 199628 agree on cooperating in the increase of the level of data protection on each other’s sides.

The police organization had rejected the request even though they recognized the inaccuracy of the data. United States Library of Congress. In Januaryformer dictator General Augusto Pinochet chioe to use “compromising information” from secret military intelligence files against those who were trying to keep him from becoming a Senator for Life, a position that would provide immunity from civil suits and public accountability for crimes that took place during his dictatorship.


Introduced to consideration on March 23, The decision joins those other two issued by the maximum Justice Court of Chile against the same public institution and for the same trial. The law establishes that contracts and agreements entered into through the use of electronic signatures shall be equally valid and effective as those executed on paper. chil

These orders of apprehension were later revoked. In Decembera regulatory order ldy provided that ministries that use electronic communications must keep records of all their communications for at least six years.

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Inthe United Nations Human Rights Committee criticized the requirement that hospitals report all women who receive abortions. The TGR states that under Decision Processed since April 11, In these conditions it will not require the authorization of the data subject. In Marcha bill was introduced that requires banks and other financial institutions to provide a written answer lye their clients explaining the reasons for denial of a request of credit.

Under this law, the collection of information by recording, wiretapping, or other secretive means, is prohibited. Article 19 secures for all persons: As of May there is no further development. The Court of Appeals of Santiago considered that the order cchile neither arbitrary nor illegal. The law has been criticized for certain ambiguities in its language, such as for the concept of “public access source” and “sensitive personal data.

This bill establishes criminal sanctions for the illegitimate data processing by data controllers.