|OVERVIEW||Privacy law is based on the European Union Data Protection Directive.|
|GENERAL PRIVACY LAWS||
The Act contains provisions relating to general data protection principles, the rights of data subjects, the obligations of data controllers and data users, the supervisory authority, sanctions, and rules of procedure in seeking habeas data as a judicial remedy.
European Commission Decision pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Adequate Protection of Personal Data in Argentina, supra. See also the Data Protection Working Party - Article 29, Opinion 4/2002 on Adequate Level of Protection of Personal Data in Argentina (WP 63). October 3, 2002, which the European Commission took into account to make its decision. A copy of the finding is available here.
In November 2001 the Government enacted the Regulation of the Data Protection Act, which lays down rules for the enactment of the Act, supplements its provisions, and clarifies diverging interpretations of the LPDP. Argentine data protection rules cover the protection of personal data recorded in data files, registers, databanks or other technical means, which are public; and the protection of personal data recorded in data files, registers, databanks or other technical means which are private, whose purpose is to provide reports. This includes those whose purpose is more than exclusively personal, and those that are intended for the assignment or transfer of personal data. Collection of sensitive data is given additional protections and is prohibited unless authorized by law.
|PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION LAWS AND REGULATIONS||Personal Data Protection Act 2000|
|TYPE OF DATA PROTECTED||Personal Data|
|WORKPLACE PRIVACY LAWS||Governed by principles of Personal Data Protection Act|
Personal Data Protection Act, Section 12.
Data Protection Law N. 25.326: Section 27 gives individuals the right to opt-out from receiving unsolicited commercial messages (including emails).
|FINES AND SANCTIONS||The law provides for administrative fines up to $100,000. Violations can also be crimes punishable by imprisonment from one month to three years. The law also provides individuals with the right to file a writ of habeas data to enforce privacy rights.|
|OTHER PRIVACY LAWS AND REGULATIONS||Financial Data: Section 26 of Personal Data Protection Act relates to credit information services|