International Data Transfer: the European Union ratified that Argentina provides an adequate level of Data Protection
On January 15, 2024, the European Commission ratified that Argentina grants an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the European Union. As a result, data transfers from the European Union to Argentina can take place without additional requirements. The same decision was taken for Andorra, Canada, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Uruguay.
Regarding Argentina, the European Commission considered the following:
- the independence of the Access to Public Information Agency, Supervisory Authority in the matter, since Decree No. 746/17.
- the enactment of binding regulations and opinions, helping to keep the data protection law up to date.
- international commitments in the field of data protection by joining the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data and its additional Protocol in 2019 (Convention 108), and by ratifying Convention 108+ in 2023.
The European Commission also stated that the Data Protection Bill that was recently introduced in the Argentinian Congress could offer an opportunity to strengthen Argentina’s privacy framework. The Commission also indicated that it will closely monitor future developments on this issue.
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