Law On the Protection of Private Life. This law Ley Sobre la Proteccion de la Vida Privada General Secretariat of the Presidency in Chile. Amends Law Nº 19,, On Protection Of Private Life. Original Language Title: MODIFICA LA LEY Nº , SOBRE PROTECCION DE LA VIDA PRIVADA. Download “Ley , Sobre protección de [ ]” (41 K) Preview External identifier: LEY Content type Organisation / State of judicial body: Chile.

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It also includes fines 1962 damages for the unlawful denial of access and correction rights. Chile is the first Latin American country to enact a data protection law. A Country Report, Chile entered in October into a bilateral association agreement with the European Union EUby which the two parties agree on cooperating in the increase of the level of data protection on each other’s sides. The law establishes that contracts and agreements entered into through the use of electronic signatures shall be equally valid and effective as those executed on paper.

On May 28,Law The law was slightly amended in [] and modifies the Labor Code by providing that employers cannot condition hiring an employee on the lack of personal or economic debts.

¿Es privada la información personal en Chile?

The Constitution of the Republic of Chile of recognizes the right to privacy. Date and hour of the information request, detail of the reasons by which the check was not accepted as a payment instrument. Since the Law for the Protection of Private Life was passed innineteen bills aimed to modify it have been presented current to May United States Library of Congress.

The law contains a chapter dedicated to the use of financial, commercial and banking data, and specific rules addressing the use of information by government agencies. The privacy law has never been applied to the media. According to the agreement, the companies publish a list of debtors who in the last three years have fiscal debts and have not approached the institution to express their willingness to sign a payment agreement.


In Octoberwithin the framework of an investigation on governmental irregularities, Judge Gloria Ana Chevesich order to seizure e-mails sent and received between and by more than government officials.

Article 19 secures for all persons: These communications must indicate an easy mechanism to avoid future similar distribution. The same provisions are applicable to advertisements coming via regular mail, fax or telephone. The TGR states that under Decision In AugustDecree No.

In Aprila group of congressmen introduced a bill that prohibits information exchange agreements between public institutions and companies dedicated to the commercialization of commercial background, economic, financial and banking information. Two pending bills aim at reforming the Penal Code with respect to cybercrimes. Under this law, the collection of information by recording, wiretapping, or other secretive means, is prohibited.

This bill started its procedure at the Lower House on November 9, Joe Doe has requested the elimination of such registries due to their lack of accuracy.

For example, no difference is made between “personal” and “sensitive” data, such as data revealing political opinions, religious beliefs, or health or sex life; and the law lacks control mechanisms aimed at sanctioning illegitimate data processing by data controllers. The new law also provides that the hcile to forget”” the duration personal data can be stored is reduced to five years for commercial debts and to zero years if the debt has been paid.

Inthe United Nations Human Rights Lley criticized the requirement that hospitals report all women who receive abortions. On September another bill that modifies the Law for the Protection of Private Life was introduced. In Aprilnine Congressmen introduced a bill similar to the one described above, that establishes a specific prohibition of the existence and use of historic registers.


This bill establishes criminal sanctions for the illegitimate data processing by data controllers.

EPIC — Privacy and Human Rights Report

In Marcha bill was introduced that requires banks and other financial institutions to provide a written answer to their clients explaining the reasons for denial of a request of credit. The police organization had rejected the request even though they recognized the inaccuracy of the data. The Supreme Court revokes the decision of the Appeals Court of Temuco that ldy the 199628 of deduced protection against the General Treasury of the Republic.

Such surveillance may be conducted in narcotics-related cases upon the issuance of a judicial order. In NovemberLaw 199628 The processing of personal data by a public body can only be performed in relation to matters of its responsibility specifically those included in Article 17 of this law, under the provisions of the rules.

The first one modifies Law No.

In JanuaryLaw No. In these conditions it 196228 not require the authorization of the data subject. The Court of Appeals of Santiago considered that the order was neither arbitrary nor illegal. The home may be invaded 91628 private communications and documents intercepted, opened, or inspected only in cases and manners determined by law. In Novemberthe CCS adopted a good practices code for electronic commerce and trained their associated companies on issues related to personal data protection and customer rights on electronic transactions.

As of May there is no further development. This information would include photos, fingerprints, physical characteristics and other information deemed useful for effective crime prevention.

In the Supreme Decree was passed. In Marcha bill that modifies Law