Law On the Protection of Private Life. This law regulates financial institutions’ Ley Sobre la Proteccion de la Vida Privada. Document Type : Law. contenido de la Ley sobre protección de la vida privada, el contexto de su . scripts/obtienearchivo?id=recursoslegales///7/HLpdf. Personal data processing in the European Union is governed by the European Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October on the protection of.
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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.
The Investigations Police — a plainclothes civilian agency that functions in close collaboration with the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol and with the intelligence services of the army, navy, and air force — keeps records of all adult citizens and foreign residents and issues identification cards that must be carried at all times.
Inthe United Nations Human Rights Committee criticized the requirement that hospitals report all women who receive abortions. A privacy law sets penalties for those who infringe on the private and public life of individuals and leyy families.
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Chile is the first Latin American country to enact a data protection law. Such surveillance may be conducted in narcotics-related cases upon the issuance of a judicial order.
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. 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.
The Supreme Court revokes the decision of the Appeals Court of Temuco that rejected the remedy of deduced protection against the General Treasury of the Republic. Since the Law for the Protection of Private Life was passed innineteen bills aimed to modify it have been presented current to May The same provisions are applicable to advertisements coming via regular mail, fax or telephone.
Under this law, the collection of information by recording, wiretapping, or other secretive means, is prohibited.
EPIC Privacy and Human Rights Report – Republic of Chile
On September another bill that modifies the Law for the Protection of Lsy Life was introduced. 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 Constitution of the Republic of Chile of recognizes the right to privacy.
This information would include photos, fingerprints, physical characteristics and other information deemed useful for effective crime prevention. A Country Report, The home may be invaded and private communications and documents intercepted, opened, or inspected only in cases and manners determined by law.
Privacy Protection Law
The new law also provides that the “”right 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. The decision joins those other two issued by the maximum Justice Court of Chile against the same public institution and for the same trial.
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. Joe Doe has requested the elimination of such registries due to their lack of accuracy. 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.
In the Supreme Decree was passed.
Chile’s transition to democratic rule in did not eliminate personal privacy violations by government agencies. In Decembera regulatory order  ely that ministries that use electronic communications must keep records of all their communications for at least six years. Introduced to consideration on March 23, On May 28,Law In these conditions it will not require the authorization of the data subject.
The case was based on the abuse of the dominant position of the CCS in the market of credit information based on the fees that debtors have to pay to the CCS in order to make a clarification. Proyecto que Modifica la Ley In AugustDecree No.
Only databanks in the government must be registered. In JanuaryLaw No. In Januaryformer dictator General Augusto Lfy threatened to use “compromising information” from secret military intelligence files against those who were trying to keep him from becoming a Senator for Life, a position that would provide immunity from civil suits and public accountability for crimes that took place during his dictatorship.
In Novemberthe CCS adopted a good practices code for electronic commerce and trained their pey companies on issues related to personal data protection and customer rights on electronic transactions.
The law has been criticized for certain ambiguities in its language, such as for the concept of “public access source” and “sensitive personal data. 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.