Who defends your data? – Argentina – 3rd edition
This report is part of the third edition of a study that the Association for Civil Rights (ADC) conducts every two years. It is inspired and sponsored by an initiative of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which has replicated the experience in several countries of the region. The aim is to publicize what measures companies are taking to protect personal data, especially when this is required by government authorities.
Data and privacy protection is being constantly challenged in this day and age and rarely given sufficient attention. Telecommunications companies, who are generally Internet Service Providers as well, have access to a vast amount of user data, some of which is collected when signing the contract. User consent must be requested for handling this information, and for specific purposes that must be informed.
The report evaluates the performance of seven companies based on the information available on their websites. In contrast to previous years, we have noted that some providers have started to grant greater relevance to user privacy. However, we must continue to deepen our efforts to improve corporate transparency in handling personal data.
As in the 2017 and 2019 editions, the business groups under scrutiny had the chance to offer their explanations during the research.