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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Chile’s transition to democratic rule in did not eliminate personal privacy violations by government agencies. 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 Aprila group of congressmen introduced a bill that prohibits information exchange agreements between public institutions and companies dedicated to the commercialization of commercial background, economic, financial and banking information.

The law has been criticized for certain ambiguities in its language, such as for the concept of “public access source” and “sensitive personal data.

Such surveillance may be conducted in narcotics-related cases upon the issuance of a judicial order.

The Court of Appeals of Santiago considered that the order was neither arbitrary nor illegal. 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.

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. In Marcha bill that modifies Law Article 19 secures for all persons: 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.


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The Supreme Court revokes the decision of the Appeals Court of Temuco that rejected the remedy of deduced protection against the General Treasury of the Republic.

Date and hour of the information request, detail of the reasons by which the check was not accepted as a payment instrument. In Decembera regulatory order [] provided that ministries that use electronic communications must keep records of all their communications for at least six years.

In NovemberLaw In JanuaryLaw No. On September another bill that modifies the Law for the Protection of Private Life was introduced.

Joe Doe has requested the elimination of such registries due to their lack of chilw. Two pending bills aim at reforming the Penal Code with respect to cybercrimes. As of May there is no further development.

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Introduced to consideration on March 23, The case was based on the abuse of the dominant ly of the CCS in the market of credit information based on the fees that debtors have to pay to the CCS in order to make a lej. The first one modifies Law No. In these conditions it will not require the authorization of the data subject.

For example, no difference 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. These communications must indicate an easy mechanism to avoid future similar distribution. 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 chlle on electronic transactions.

The TGR states that under Decision In Januaryformer dictator General Augusto Pinochet threatened 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.


Chile entered in October into a bilateral association agreement with the European Union EUby which the two parties 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.

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Proyecto que Modifica la Ley In Marcha bill was introduced that requires banks and other financial institutions to provide 199628 written answer to their clients explaining the reasons for denial of a request of credit. 91628 Country Report, This bill started its procedure at the Lower House on November 9, Chile is the first Latin American country to enact a data protection law.

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. Inthe United Nations Human Rights Committee criticized the requirement that hospitals report all women who receive abortions. In AugustDecree No. It also includes fines and damages for the unlawful denial of access and correction rights. In the Supreme Decree was passed. A privacy law sets penalties cgile those who infringe on the private and public life of individuals and their families.

Only databanks in the government must be registered. Processed since April 11, The workers allege that the order violated its right to privacy. The Constitution of the Republic of Chile of recognizes the right to privacy.

The home may be invaded and private communications and documents intercepted, opened, or inspected only in cases and manners determined by law. The privacy law has never been applied to chole media. In Aprilnine Congressmen introduced a bill similar to the one described above, that establishes a specific prohibition of the existence and use of historic registers.