Hunton Andrews Kurth writes:
On May 10, 2021, the Ecuadorian National Assembly unanimously approved the Organic Law on Data Protection (the “Data Protection Law”), which President Moreno is expected to sign.
The Data Protection Law is based on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) and requires data controllers to implement safeguards to protect personal data, appoint a data protection officer and provide notice to individuals before processing certain persona data. The Data Protection Law also (1) establishes a national data protection authority; (2) regulates cross-border data transfers; and (3) provides Ecuadorians with the rights to request access to, amendment of and deletion of their personal data.
Read more on Privacy & Information Security Law Blog.