In Brazil, provisions authorizing sanctions for the Law of Data Protection came into force. As of August 1st, provisions authorizing sanctions for the Law of Data Protection in Brazil, originally enacted in August 2018. The National Data Protection Agency (ANDP) is authorized to impose these administrative fines. With this, the third phase of the implementation …

Non-binary official identity documentation will be issued in Argentina On July 21st, the Argentine government, led by Alberto Fernández, recognized and decreed the right of non-binary official identity documents and passports for non-binary people. In addition, foreigners residing in Argentina can replace their IDs at the National Migration Office. Since a non-binary person does not …

Alleged sale of the Electoral Register; More than 91 million Mexicans affected On July 19, the National Electoral Institute (INE) opened an investigation for the alleged sale of the electoral register. The INE identified a post on a forum that resells information obtained without authorization; this information is potentially related to the electoral register. Allegedly, …

A Data Protection regime in the British Virgin Islands On July 9th, a Data Protection Act (DPA) came into force in the British Virgin Islands to establish a legal framework to protect collected and processed data by public and private bodies. This new regime will aim to comply with the United Kingdom and European Union …

In many parts of Latin America, companies are making it a business priority to root out discriminatory practices in their selection processes to foster diversity. Employers in Latin America must strengthen their background check processes to assure transparency.  Also, they must comply with new and existent laws from every country; on the contrary, they could …

Anticorruption assessment in Latin America. Results for eight countries. In May, the Lawyer’s Council for civil and economic rights at the Vance Centre released the Anticorruption Assessment in Latin America on a group of countries. Legal practices to combat corruption in 8 countries were evaluated. Chile ranked as the highest with 7.85, while the lowest scores …