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In brief

The National Executive Branch (NEB) submitted Message 87/2023 to the Honorable Chamber of Deputies of the Nation with the Personal Data Protection Bill of Law (“Bill“).

The Bill is the outcome of a participatory, open and transparent process led by the Agency for Access to Public Information (AAIP), which included the publication of the Personal Data Protection Draft Bill and its subsequent opening for public consultation. After receiving a total of 173 opinions, contributions and comments, the AAIP presented the Bill to the NEB and now the latter has submitted the Bill to Congress.


In focus

The update of Law No. 25,326 on the Protection of Personal Data, sanctioned in 2000, was one of the main commitments assumed by the head of the AAIP, Beatriz Anchorena, during her public hearing to apply for the position, as also reflected in AAIP’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. After more than 20 years, this update proposal seeks to address the challenges presented by technological transformations and the development of the digital economy, while seeking to harmonize local regulations with regional and international standards.

The participatory process initiated by the AAIP has proven fundamental in the elaboration of the Bill, which incorporates many of the suggestions and observations raised by experts, citizens and representatives of various sectors.

Submission of Message 87/2023 to Congress represents an additional step in the protection of personal data in Argentina and responds to the need to adapt current legislation to the emergent challenges posed by the digital era.

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Author

Guillermo Cervio is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Buenos Aires office. With more than 30 years of experience, he is recognized as a foremost practitioner in his field. He founded the IT/C team in Argentina and was the coordinator of the LatAm IT/C team from 2008 to 2017. He is currently a member of the Steering Committee of Baker McKenzie LatAm’s IPTC team.
Guillermo has authored books and articles on legal matters. He has won awards for his book “Derecho de las Telecomunicaciones” (National Academy of Law - Mención de honor, 1998, and Austral University - premio tesina,1997) as well as for the paper he filed in the IX National Congress on Corporate Law (Tucumán, 2004). He has been a professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Austral University, Palermo University, Catholic University and CEMA. In 2003, he was awarded the Folsom fellowship grant by the Center for American and International Law in Dallas.

Author

Martín Roth is a partner in the M&A, Real Estate and TMT practice groups in Baker McKenzie's Buenos Aires office. Martín has more than 13 years of extensive transactional domestic and international experience, focusing on the real estate and TMT industries. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he worked as a trainee lawyer on the Corporate, Banking/Finance and Litigation areas with a local law firm in Argentina. From 2007 to 2012, he worked in Baker McKenzie's Buenos Aires office. From 2013 to 2016, he worked as an independent attorney at another law firm. Martín rejoined the Buenos Aires office in 2016 and was named partner in July 2019.

Author

Valentina Biondi Grane is an Associate in Baker McKenzie, Buenos Aires office.

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