Law On the Protection of Private Life. This law Ley Sobre la Proteccion de la Vida Privada General Secretariat of the Presidency in Chile. Amends Law Nº 19,, On Protection Of Private Life. Original Language Title: MODIFICA LA LEY Nº , SOBRE PROTECCION DE LA VIDA PRIVADA. Download “Ley , Sobre protección de [ ]” (41 K) Preview External identifier: LEY Content type Organisation / State of judicial body: Chile.

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EPIC Privacy and Human Rights Report – Republic of Chile

Date and hour of the information request, detail of the reasons by which the let was not accepted as a payment instrument. The first one modifies Law No. In March vhile, a bill that modifies Law A Country Report, In Aprilnine Congressmen introduced a bill similar to the one described above, that establishes a specific prohibition of the existence and use of historic registers. The new law also provides that the “”right to forget”” the duration personal data can be stored is reduced to five years for commercial debts and to zero years if the debt has been paid.

Chile entered in October into a bilateral association agreement with the European Union EUby which the two parties agree on cooperating in the increase of the chlie of data protection on each other’s sides.

In these conditions it will not require the authorization of the data subject.

On October 25, the Supreme Decree that partially modifies the Supreme Decree was enacted. It also includes fines and damages for the unlawful denial of access and correction rights.

The processing of personal data by a public body can only be performed in relation to matters of its responsibility specifically those included in Article 17 of this law, under the provisions of the rules. The Investigations Police — a plainclothes civilian agency that functions in close collaboration with the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol and with the intelligence services of the army, navy, and air force — keeps records of all adult citizens and foreign residents and issues identification cards that must be carried at all times.


In Aprila group of congressmen introduced a bill that prohibits information exchange agreements between public institutions and companies dedicated to the commercialization of commercial background, economic, financial and banking information.

On September another bill that modifies the Law for the Protection of Private Life was introduced.

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Proyecto que Modifica la Ley The police organization had rejected the request even though they recognized the inaccuracy of the data. A privacy law sets penalties for those who infringe on the private and public life of individuals and their families. In Octoberleh the framework of an investigation on governmental irregularities, Judge Gloria Ana Chevesich order to seizure e-mails sent and received between and by more than government officials. The case was based chkle the abuse of the dominant position of the CCS in the market of credit information based on the fees that debtors have to pay to the CCS in order to make a clarification.

Only databanks in the government must ly registered. The TGR states that under Decision As of May there is no further development. In Decembera regulatory order [] provided that ministries that use electronic communications must keep records of all their communications for at least six years. The chille was slightly amended in [] and modifies the Labor Code by providing that employers cannot condition hiring an employee on the lack of personal or economic debts.

Lfy same provisions are applicable to advertisements coming via regular mail, fax or telephone. In Novemberthe CCS adopted a good practices code for electronic commerce and trained their associated companies on issues related to personal data protection and customer rights on electronic transactions.

The privacy law has never been applied to the media. The law has been criticized for certain ambiguities in its language, such as for the concept of “public access source” and “sensitive personal data. In Marcha bill was introduced that requires banks and other financial institutions to provide a written answer to their clients explaining the reasons for denial of a request of credit. Article 19 secures for all persons: The decision joins those other two issued by the maximum Justice Court of Chile against the same public institution and for the same trial.


The law establishes that contracts and agreements entered into through the use of electronic signatures shall be equally valid and effective as those executed on paper. The Supreme Court revokes the decision of the Appeals Court of Temuco that rejected the remedy of deduced protection against the General Treasury of the Republic. In Januaryformer dictator General Augusto Pinochet threatened to use cuile information” from secret military intelligence files against those who were trying to keep him from becoming a Senator for Life, a position that would provide immunity from civil suits and public accountability for crimes that took place during his dictatorship.

Processed since April 11, These communications must indicate an easy mechanism to avoid future similar distribution. Since the Law for the Protection of Private Life was passed innineteen bills aimed to modify it have been presented current to May In AugustDecree No.

¿Es privada la información personal en Chile?

According to the agreement, the companies publish a list of debtors who cyile the last three years have fiscal debts and have not approached the institution to express their willingness to sign a payment agreement.

Chile’s transition to democratic rule in did not eliminate personal privacy violations by government agencies. These orders of apprehension were later revoked.