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Colombia: Complying with the data protection law: a guide to consent

The main pillar of Statutory Law 1581 of 2012 (October 17) Which Issues General Provisions for the Protection of Personal Data (‘the Data Protection Law’) is the requirement for data controllers to obtain consent from data subjects to lawfully process their personal data. However, the Colombian data protection authority (‘SIC’) has been faced with many cases of controllers not complying with this obligation. Luis Alberto Montezuma Chavez, Privacy and Data Protection Specialist, outlines SIC’s investigations into data subjects’ complaints, and the reasoning behind its imposition of fines, in order to help organisations comply with the Data Protection Law’s requirements.

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