Towards effective data protection in Ibero-America

Office of the Ombudsman, Buenos Aires city

Most countries have regulated people’s right to personal data protection using Habeas Data. However, more and more countries are now creating specific regulation to cover this right.

The report has collated data protection regulations in Lima, Barranquilla, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, La Plata, Riobamba, Panama City, Mexico City and San José, arguing for the need to standardise criteria, highlighting the role of the Ibero-American Data Protection Observatory as a bridge for communicating between countries, making it possible to develop rigorous criteria in a globalised world.