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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Since the Law for the Protection of Private Life was passed innineteen bills aimed to modify it have been presented current to May Inthe United Nations Human Rights Committee criticized the requirement that hospitals report all women who receive abortions. In the Supreme Decree was passed. 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.

United States Library of Congress. As of May there is lfy further development. The privacy law has never been applied to the media. The police organization had rejected the request even though they recognized the inaccuracy of the data. 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 chlie data controllers.

This bill started its procedure at the Lower House on November 9, The first one modifies Law No.

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On September another bill that modifies the Law for the Protection of Private Life leh introduced. 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. According to the agreement, the companies publish a list of debtors who 199628 the last three years have fiscal debts and have not approached the institution to express their willingness to sign a payment agreement.


It also includes fines and damages for the unlawful denial of access and correction rights.

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In Januaryformer dictator General Augusto Cnile 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 chi,e took place during his dictatorship.

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. These orders of apprehension were later revoked.

Two pending bills aim at reforming the Penal Code with respect to cybercrimes. The law chlie been criticized for certain ambiguities in its language, such as for the concept of “public access source” and “sensitive personal data.

Joe Doe has requested the elimination of such registries due to their lack of accuracy. Introduced to consideration on March 23, The Court of Appeals of Santiago considered that the order was neither arbitrary nor illegal.

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. 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.

The TGR states that under Decision The home may be invaded and private communications and documents intercepted, opened, or inspected only in cases and manners determined by law.

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Article 19 secures for all persons: This lley would include photos, fingerprints, physical characteristics and other information deemed useful for effective crime prevention. In Decembera regulatory order [] provided that ministries that use electronic communications must keep records of all their communications for at least six years.

The Constitution of the Republic of Chile of recognizes the right to privacy. The same provisions are applicable to advertisements coming via regular mail, fax or telephone. 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. In NovemberLaw 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 leyy government officials.


These communications must indicate an easy mechanism to avoid future similar distribution. Only databanks in the government must be registered. The workers allege that the order violated its right to privacy.

In JanuaryLaw No. 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.

Processed since April 11, Date and hour of the information request, detail of the reasons by which the check was not accepted as a payment instrument. Proyecto que Modifica la Ley 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 chilee adult citizens and foreign residents and issues identification cards that must be carried at all times.

On May 28,Law Under this law, the collection of information by recording, wiretapping, or other secretive means, is prohibited. In Aprila group chils 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. Chile’s transition to democratic rule in did not eliminate personal privacy violations by government agencies.

In these conditions it will not require the authorization of the data subject. Chile is the first Latin American country to enact a data protection law.