Costa Rica’s quest for an omnibus privacy law took a major step forward on April 27, 2011, when the Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica gave its stamp of approval to a far-ranging piece of privacy legislation, finding that it had no constitutional defects. In March 2011, the bill, known as the law of “Protection of the Person in the Processing of His Personal Data” (Protección de la Persona Frente al Tratamiento de sus Datos Personales), survived an initial vote in the unicameral Legislative Assembly. The bill has now been returned to the Legislative Assembly.
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