Recently the Argentinian Data Protection Authority has issued guidance on privacy aimed at mobile app developers.

The guidance particularly focuses on the requirement for privacy by design to be embedded in mobile applications from the point of development onwards.

This requirement reflects the approach being taken by other regulators in USA, Canada and Europe.

The Argentinian guidance not only addresses issues such as privacy by design but also protection of the rights of children in relation to their personal data as well as the need for software development companies in the mobile sector to appoint a data protection officer to ensure compliance with applicable laws.