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Ecuador: Minister introduces data protection bill

The Minister of Telecommunications and Information Society, Andrés Michelena, introduced, on 19 September 2019, a bill on the protection of personal data ('the Bill') to the National Assembly of Ecuador ('the Assembly'). In particular, the Bill seeks to provide rights for data subjects in the digital age, and follows from a data breach where sensitive citizen information was compromised. In addition, the Bill includes provisions on sanctions for companies, which can reach up to 17% of their annual turnover.

You can read the press release, only available in Spanish, here

UPDATE (23 September 2019)

DINARDAP publishes bill

The National Directorate of the Public Data Registry ('DINARDAP') published, on 20 September 2019, the Bill. In particular, the Bill provides for, among other things, various legal bases for data processing, rights of data subjects, sensitive personal data, security of data as well as sanctions for any potential violations of its provisions.

You can read the Bill, only available in Spanish, here.