BIG CHANGES MAY BE COMING TO ARGENTINA’S DATA PROTECTION LAWS

Even though Argentina has some of the strictest data protection laws in Latin America, it is currently seeking to further overhaul those laws in two significant ways. First, it would align its laws to align with the GDPR requirements. Second, new legislation (the Localization Bill) would require certain data be stored exclusively in Argentina.  The Localization Bill is yet another potential law that seeks greater government control over personal data storage, creating new challenges for entities that may provide services or products for the Argentina government or provide services or products for service providers that store or access data. These challenges may include responding to international subpoenas, creating a process to segregate data records, having appropriate access controls, and either establishing or contracting with reputable and secure data centers located within the country.

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