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Colombia Enacts Data Protection Law

On October 17, 2012, Colombia enacted a new omnibus data protection law known as Ley 1581 del 17 de octubre de 2012 por el cual se dictan disposiciones generales para la protección de datos personales. The law contains significant notice and consent requirements, special provisions for the processing of children’s data, European-style data subject rights (e.g., access and correction), special obligations applicable specifically and directly to service providers, a registration requirement and cross-border data transfer restrictions. The law also provides for the creation of a data protection authority within the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce. (SOURCE: http://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/2012/10/articles/colombia-enacts-data-protection-law/)