Senate approves law protecting personal information
SD. The Senate accepted, in a single reading, the legislative proposal of the Organic Law on Protection of Personal Information or the Law of Habeas Data which was modified by the Chamber of Deputies, converting the bill into law.
The initiative of Senator Felix Bautista was fused with another presented by Deputy Demostenes Martinez and was passed unanimously, and will be sent to the Executive Branch for its enactment.
The objective of the law is the complete protection of personal information registered in archives, public registries, data banks or other technological media which deal with information destined to issue reports, whether these are public or private, as well as guarantee that the right to honor and privacy of people is not hurt. The law also facilitates the access to the information which is registered, in accordance with article 44 of the Constitution of the Dominican Republic.
In the same way, the law regulates the constitution, organization, activity, functioning, and extinction of Credit Information Companies, as well as the offering of the services of credit references and the supplying ot the information in the market, guaranteeing the respect to privacy and the rights of the persons referred to, promoting truth, precision, effective realization, the confidentiality and the appropriate use of this information.
In no case will it affect the sources of newspaper information.
The law is to be applied to the personal information registered in any data base that is susceptible to treatment and to all modes of later use of this information in public or privates areas.
The rules of the present law are of public order and of application in all of the national territory.
The law establishes the set of rules for the protection of the information of a personal nature does not apply to the archives of personal data maintained by physical persons in the exercise of activities that are exclusively personal or domestic.
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