ADC discusses data protection at CPDP LatAm 2023
The Association for Civil Rights (ADC) attended a new edition of the CPDP LatAm conference organized by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 19 and 20 under Data Protection, Cooperation, and Innovation in Latin America. Our executive director Valeria Milanes spoke on data asymmetries and what they imply when protecting the personal information of vulnerable groups, in a panel organized by Cedis/IDP and Data Privacy Brazil.
In her presentation, she underlined the need to improve Argentina’s data security tools, with a special focus on vulnerable groups, in view of the bill submitted to the National Congress at the end of June. Ms. Milanes highlighted two aspects included in the bill that ADC had been upholding for years:
- The primacy principle: In case of doubt on the scope of the law, or uncertainty or ambiguity about how it should be interpreted in specific cases, the enforcement authority or court in charge of its application shall lean in favor of the data subject.
- The recognition of habeas data class actions, which may be exercised by the Data Protection Authorities, the Public Defender’s Office, or associations with a legitimate interest, provided the object is limited to challenging data handling practices that entail widespread violations or affect homogeneous individual rights.
Moderated by Diego Carvalho Machado (UFV/CEDIS-IDP), the panel was also composed by Johanna Monagreda (Data Privacy Brazil), Ramon Costa (Nic.br/PUC-Rio) and Paola Ricarte (School of Humanities and Education. Tec de Monterrey). The discussions focused on the particularities that asymmetries take in the region, due to structural and sharp inequalities and their impact on vulnerable groups,
CPDP Latam is the Latin American platform to discuss privacy, data protection, and technology. It includes the Latin American editions of the Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection (CPDP) conference, the MyData conference, and Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC).
CPDP Latam is a unique opportunity to bring together varied and complementary perspectives on data protection and its impact on democracy, innovation, and regulation in Latin America. To that end, it collects panel proposals and academic papers, so as to build the agenda of each edition with contributions from stakeholders.