By Verónica Puerta Basaldúa, Firm: Funes de Rioja & Asociados

Following the entry into force of the GDPR in Europe, Argentina has started slowly updating the way it treats and protects personal data.

The country has begun a legislative process to update the National Data protection regime, as a result of the enactment of the GDPR. The Congress is currently analysing a reform of Act 25326 on Data Protection and other related regulations. In January 2019, a new Resolution was passed on recommended practices for access to private data, including protection of biometric data, forms of consent to personal data treatment and access to databases, among other topics.