More than 3 million requests for access to information have been submitted to INAI since founded in 2003 Last June, the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) confirmed that it has received more than 3 million requests for access to information and personal data. This happened in the …

A public official in Bolivia worked with a fake degree for 15 years This past January, a public official in Bolivia, in the Autonomous Departmental Government of Oruro, was arrested for practicing her profession with a fake degree for over 15 years. While verifying the personnel records, the Human Resources Department detected the official’s fake …

Complaints increase for non-compliance with Data Protection Law, in Peru At the end of 2021, many companies in the financial and telecommunications sectors in Peru have reported complaints increase for non-compliance with the Personal Data Protection Law. Within the financial sector, the main complaints are related to the access and use of customer data for …

The exception to revision of the credit bureau is unconstitutional, in Mexico The Supreme Court of Justice, in Mexico, declared the exception to revision and rectification of personal data of the credit bureau as unconstitutional, for preventing the effective exercise of ARCO rights. As background, in 2017 an individual wanted to correct his data at …

Alert about false websites to obtain non-criminal records In early December, the Attorney’s General Office of the state of Sonora detected and posted an alert about false websites for residents to obtain criminal clearance certificates. Authorities detected the scam when a user – from Nogales – presented the Attorney’s General Office with a screenshot of …

The Buenos Aires City Legislature approved a law to promote equal treatment and access to employment for job applicants At the end of 2021, the Buenos Aires City Legislature approved a law to promote equal treatment and access to employment for job applicants. Article 5 of the law prohibits the public and private sector employers …