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Colombia: Cross-border data transfers under the data protection regime

In August 2017, the Colombian data protection authority (‘SIC’) issued Circular No. 05 of 2017, which develops the regulation of cross-border data transfers in Colombia (‘the Circular’), following consultations held in February and July to seek comments on the criteria SIC should use to determine which countries provide an adequate level of data protection. Ivan Dario Marrugo Jimenez and Andres Felipe Contreras Poveda, Partner & CEO and Associate Consultant at Marrugo Rivera & Associates - FuturLex respectively, analyse the Circular and what it means for the transfer of personal data outside of Colombia.

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