Personal Data: ADC speaks at debate organized by AAIP
On August 30, Valeria Milanes, executive director of the Association for Civil Rights (ADC), participated in a debate held by the Agency for Access to Public Information (AAIP) on the reform of the Personal Data Protection Law. “I consider that the international Human Rights framework should be expressly included as a reference for the law”, she affirmed. The meeting took place at the Kirchner Cultural Center.
In her presentation, on the panel called “Debate on the need to update data protection norms”, Milanes referred to the challenges encountered by such modernization while highlighting the need to renovate concepts in the light of technological change and define some substantive issues. “Some basic decisions must be made. For example, what should be done regarding biometric data and facial recognition; how we should deal with the personal data of children and adolescents; or with the right to public information and freedom of expression,” she continued.
“And what about consent?” she added. “This concept remains key because it is the means through which subjects maintain control over their data. Thus, this law must be formulated within international HR guidelines.” In this sense, she also emphasized that the norm ought to contemplate “the implementation of collective actions” should there be personal data infringements.
ADC shared the panel with Pablo Palazzi, head of the Technology and Society Studies Center (CETyS); Pablo Segura, head of Privacy Latin America at Mercado Libre and vice president of the Latin American Privacy Association (ALAP); Beatriz Busaniche, president of Fundación Vía Libre; and Horazio Azzolin, head of the Prosecutor’s Office Specialized Cybercrime Unit (UFECI).
At the opening of the event, Beatriz Anchorena, head of the AAIP, pointed out that a public consultation will be held in the coming weeks, aiming to receive contributions from society to the mentioned law reform.