On 30 November 2023, the Central Bank of Argentina issued Communication “A” 7905, extending the effective date of certain modifications to the National Payments System related to immediate debit and the interoperability of credit card payments through Quick Response codes.
Following Administrative Decision No. 641/2021 on “Minimum information security requirements for the national public sector,” the AAIP approved its information security policy. The purposes of the policy are to protect the information resources of the AAIP and the technological tools used for their processing; ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability, legality and reliability of information, and strengthen the adequate implementation of security measures, identifying available resources.
By means of Resolution No. 198/2023, published in the official gazette on 18 October 2023, the Agency of Access to Public Information (AAIP) approved the model contractual clauses included in the Implementation Guide of Model Contractual Clauses for International Personal Data Transfers of the Ibero-American Data Protection Network (MCC and IADPN, respectively).
By means of Resolution No. 44/2023, the Chief of Cabinet of Ministers: (i) approved the Second National Cybersecurity Strategy; (ii) created the Cybersecurity Management and Cooperation Unit; and (iii) established the functions of the Executive Unit of the National Cybersecurity Committee.
Through Resolution No. 161/2023, published in the official gazette on 4 September 2023, the Agency for Access to Public Information (AAIP) created the Program for Transparency and Protection of Personal Data in the Use of Artificial Intelligence and entrusted its execution, monitoring and evaluation to the National Directorates of Evaluation of Transparency Policies and Protection of Personal Data.
By Decree 433/2023 and General Resolution No. 5414/2023 of the Federal Tax Administration, new benefits were established until 31 October 2023 for companies that enter into price agreements — or adjust the existing ones — with the Secretary of Commerce.
On 31 August 2023, the Financial Information Unit (UIF, for its Spanish acronym) issued Resolution UIF No. 169/2023, by which new guidelines were established for the management of money laundering and terrorist financing risks and minimum compliance for obliged entities of the sector (companies that carry out capitalization and savings operations) in order to manage procedures of control for risks generated by possible money laundering and terrorist financing actions by third parties. The Resolution will become effective on 1 November 2023.
By means of Resolution No. 1200/2023 published in the official gazette on 22 August 2023, the National Communications Entity (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, or ENACOM for its acronym in Spanish) extended the term for mobile service providers to comply with the Regulation for the Collection of Personal Data and Identity Validation of Users of Mobile Services that Hold a Mobile Number, which was approved by Resolution No. 263/2023.
On 15 August 2023, Resolution No. 5403/2023 was published in the official gazette. Through this resolution, the Federal Tax Authority reduced the collection regime for certain transactions covered by the Tax on the Acquisition of Foreign Currency from 25% to 5%. The resolution will apply to operations carried out as of 15 August 2023.
On 15 August 2023, the Argentine Securities and Exchange Commission (Comisión Nacional de Valores or CNV) issued General Resolution No. 971/2023 to limit the purchase and sale of fixed-income marketable securities denominated and payable in US dollars issued by the Argentine Republic under local or foreign law.