In the context of the event known as “Black Friday,” the Public Access Information Agency (AAIP, its acronym in Spanish) provided recommendations to protect personal data when conducting online transactions.
In the context of the event known as “Black Friday,” on 26 November the AAIP provided recommendations to protect personal data when conducting online transactions. Such recommendations include the following:
- Not answering emails that must be completed with personal data. Emails are used to collect personal data and affect privacy.
- The website must be verified. This can be confirmed with a padlock icon displayed on the left side of the website. No personal data should be shared through non-verified websites.
- Reading the terms and conditions of the website to learn the purposes for which personal data will be used. Companies must require data subjects’ consent to process their personal data, which must be granted in writing or through other similar means. In addition, they must inform data subjects — in advance and in a clear language — the processing purposes, consequences, recipients and, if the personal data will be stored in a database, the name and contact details of the responsible for the database.
Consumers may file complaints on these issues before the National Data Protection Authority of the AAIP.
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