In line with the process of modernizing Personal Data Protection Law No. 25,326, the Agency for Access to Public Information presented a Draft Bill of Personal Data Protection Law.
On 25 August 2022, Personal Data Protection Law No. 149 was published in the Official Gazette of Cuba. It will enter into force in February 2023. The main purpose of the law is to guarantee the right of individuals to the protection of their personal data and to regulate the use and processing of data by public and private persons or entities. By enacting the law, Cuba joins the list of countries with specific legislation on data protection.
One of the main commitments assumed by Beatriz de Anchorena, current director of the Agency for Access to Public Information, was to initiate the process of updating Personal Data Protection Law No. 25,326, which was enacted in 2000. In this regard, meetings were held in August 2022 with public agencies, civil society organizations, universities and the private sector.