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Landmark ruling gives citizens right to their personal data

The Constitutional Tribunal (TC) has restored a citizen’s right to access data contained in files kept by government security forces. The only exception is that the exercise of the right to have access to their personal data must not become an obstacle to the success of an investigation in a particular case.

Namphi Rodríguez of the Fundación Prensa y Derecho made the announcement on Monday, 24 October 2016. He said that ruling TC-0484-16 modifies articles 4 and 40 of Law 172-13 on the Personal Data Protection (Habeas Data) and responds to a case filed by a group of entities and lawyers who expressed concern at the violation of the Constitution when the law prevented citizens from accessing their data.

The ruling was signed by Constitutional Tribunal president Milton Ray Guevara and nine other judges, with no dissident votes.

Source: DR1, 7dias

Oct 28, 2016

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