Mar 092013
 
 March 9, 2013  Laws, Non-U.S.

Diaz Reus and Marcela Cristina Blanco write:

Colombians enjoy broad personal privacy rights such as: (i) personal and familial privacy; (ii) protection of good name; (iii) protection of personal correspondence and other personal communications; and (iv) access to documents in public and private databases—and the right to correct them—under the Colombian Constitution. However, in practice, constitutional protection has not been able to guarantee an adequate level of protection for personal electronic data in Colombia. The inefficiency in preventing infringement and the lack of experience on various technical issues, among others, made evident the need to enact additional legislation in order to build this Constitutional precept. As a result, Colombia recently enacted a comprehensive regulation on personal data protection through law No.1581. This new law compiles the rulings of the Colombian Constitutional Court on the subject during the past twenty years.

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