Data Protection Bill update
Approval of Convention 108+


This article discusses the two principal developments on personal data protection that have taken place in Argentina over the past few weeks.

Data Protection Bill update

On 11 November 2022, the Argentine Agency for Access to Public Information (the agency), which is the supervising authority of the Argentine Data Protection Law, published the Bill on Personal Data Protection on its website. This document is a new version of the draft bill prepared by the agency (for further details, please see "New draft bill on personal data protection in Argentina").

In this new version, the agency has considered the comments and observations submitted by third parties during the prior consultation process. The most substantial changes are the following:

  • The principle of prevalence has been incorporated in the new text, pursuant to which, in case of doubt, the provisions of the law and its application shall be construed in favour of the data subject.
  • The right to restriction of processing has been recognised in this new version.
  • The term to notify a data breach to the agency is extended to 72 hours.

It is expected that the executive branch will endorse the final text of the Data Protection Bill for its subsequent submission in Congress in the coming weeks.

​Approval of Convention 108+

On 9 November 2022, Congress approved the inclusion of Argentina in the Modernised Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data of the Council of Europe (Convention 108+).

Argentina had been a party to Convention 108 since 2019 and signed Convention108+ in 2019, but the ratification by Congress was still pending.

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.