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This article summarises some of the developments on personal data protection that have taken place in Argentina over the past year.

March

Mrs Beatriz de Anchorena was appointed as director of the Agency for Access to Public Information (the agency), which is the supervisory authority of Personal Data Protection Law No. 25,326 (PDPL), the Do Not Call Registry Law and the Access to Public Information Law.

June

The Supreme Court of Justice overturned a ruling that had admitted the right to be forgotten in a claim filed against Google. The Supreme Court highlighted the importance of the right to freedom of speech and further determined that there was no violation to the rights to honour and privacy.

August

The agency initiated the process aimed at reforming the PDPL passed in 2000. Several meetings with stakeholders were held.

September

Through Resolution 119/2022, the agency released the Personal Data Protection Bill and initiated a formal public consultation process that concluded in October 2022.

November

Congress approved Argentina's accession to the Modernised Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data of the Council of Europe (Convention 108+).

The agency published a new version of the PDPL draft bill. In this new version, the agency has considered the comments and observations submitted by third parties during the prior consultation process. The bill is aligned with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

The agency released a web form to be used by foreign individuals or legal entities that process personal data of Argentine data subject to comply with the obligation of registering databases. According to the current legislation, the data controllers must report their data processing activities with the National Registry of Databases of the agency.

December

The agency amended the sanctions regime by establishing new parameters of violations and amounts of fines in case of infringements of the PDPL and the Do Not Call Registry Law. It also released a guideline on the processing of genetic data.

For further information on this topic please contact Mariano Peruzzotti at Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum by telephone (+54 11 4549-4900) or email ([email protected]). The Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum website can be accessed at www.ojambf.com.