Argentina publishes new data protection Bill

The text of the Bill was made public on 8 September.

The Bill, which has been drafted by Argentina’s Data Protection Authority (a government agency), is to replace Argentina’s 22 year-old data protection law, Pablo A. Palazzi, Partner at Allende & Brea and Law Professor at UDESA told PL&B.

“The DPA plans to send it to Congress in October 2022 and is working with legal experts from Latin America. The Bill follows international standards such as the GPDR, COE 108+ and the Estándares iberoamericanos from the Iberoamerican Network. The DPA is also trying to convince the Congress to finally approve Council of Europe Convention 108+.”

In August, the DPA held seven meetings to discuss different aspects of the new bill. This bill is based on the one prepared in 2018 and follows the GDPR’s principles, Palazzi said. It is hoped that the amendments to the law will help Argentina to retain its EU adequacy for international transfers.

See the draft Bill

The draft Bill is open for comment until 30 September 2022.