-DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY-
Peruvian Privacy Law Expected by July 28, 2011
On June 7, 2011, the Congress of the Republic of Peru passed the Personal Data Protection Law ( Ley de Protección de Datos Personales, Proyecto de Ley 4079/2009-PE). If signed into law, the bill would make Peru the newest member of the group of Latin American countries with EU-style omnibus privacy legislation. View a copy of the Personal Data Protection Law (in Spanish) as passed on June 7, 2011.
New Bill On Data Protection Law In Peru
On June 9th, 2010 the Executive Branch of the Peruvian Government sent the draft Bill for the Personal Data Protection Act (hereinafter, the “Bill”) to Congress. The Bill appoints the Ministry of Justice’s National Justice Directorate as the National Personal Data Protection Authority. If passed, this would be the first Act to ever integrally rule this matter in the country. Indeed, the rights to privacy, honor and image are included in the Constitution, although with a very basic regulation, and spread out through different laws.
The Bill’s purpose is to guarantee the fundamental right of the protection of personal data and other connected rights such as honor, reputation, privacy, voice, and image. As a general rule, the draft Bill states that any compilation, transmission, or treatment of personal data shall require the consent of its owner requires data processors to take measures to safeguard the security and confidentiality of the personal data they hold.