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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EPIC Privacy and Human Rights Report – Republic of Chile

These communications must indicate an easy mechanism to avoid future similar distribution. Under this law, the collection of information by recording, wiretapping, or other secretive means, is prohibited.

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 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 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.

In Januaryformer dictator General Augusto Pinochet threatened to use “compromising chule from secret military intelligence files against those who were trying to keep him lley 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.

The decision joins those other two issued by the maximum Justice Court of Chile against the same public institution and for the same trial. Such surveillance may be conducted in narcotics-related cases upon the issuance of chkle judicial order. The police organization had rejected the request even though they recognized the inaccuracy of the data. Two pending bills aim at reforming the Penal Code with respect to cybercrimes.

The TGR states that under Decision Article 19 secures for all persons: It also includes fines and damages for the unlawful denial of access and correction rights. The home may be invaded and private communications chilr documents intercepted, opened, or inspected only in cases and manners determined by law.


Date and hour of the information request, detail of the reasons by child the check was not accepted as a payment instrument.

On September another bill that modifies the Law for the Protection of Private Life was introduced. The same provisions are applicable to advertisements coming via regular mail, fax or telephone.

The Court of Appeals of Santiago considered that the order was neither arbitrary nor illegal.

Chile is the first Latin American country to enact a data protection law. This bill started 19268 procedure at the Lower House on November 9, As of May there is no further development. The workers allege that the order violated its right to privacy. The Constitution of the Republic of Chile of recognizes the right to privacy.

The law has been criticized for certain ambiguities in its language, such as for the concept of “public access source” and “sensitive personal data.

In JanuaryLaw No. 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.

In Marcha bill was hcile 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.

A Country Report, Since the Law for the Protection of Private Life was passed innineteen bills aimed to modify it have been presented current to May Only databanks in the government must be registered. 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.

Joe Doe has requested the elimination of such registries due to their lack of accuracy. Chile’s transition to democratic rule in did not eliminate personal privacy violations by government agencies.

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

EPIC — Privacy and Human Rights Report

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 lye times.


The first one modifies Law No. On May 28,Law In these conditions it will not require the authorization of the data subject. 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.

A privacy law sets penalties for those who infringe on the private and public ldy of individuals and their families. 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.

In the Supreme Decree was passed. These orders of apprehension were later revoked. In Decembera cihle order [] provided that ministries that use electronic communications must keep records of all their communications for at least six years. Introduced to consideration on March 23, In Aprilnine Congressmen introduced a bill similar to the one described above, that establishes a specific prohibition of the existence and use of chike registers.

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.

This information would include photos, fingerprints, physical characteristics and other information deemed useful for effective crime prevention. The privacy law has never been applied to the media. United States Library of Congress.

In NovemberLaw Inthe United Nations Human Rights Committee criticized the requirement that hospitals report all women who receive abortions. In AugustDecree No.

In Novemberthe CCS adopted a good practices code chilee electronic commerce and trained their associated companies on issues related to personal data protection and customer rights on electronic transactions.