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Omnibus Bill Moves Forward

PRIVACY LAW—COSTA RICA

June 3, 2011

The Supreme Court of Justice on April 27 endorsed the "Protection of the Person in the Processing of His Personal Data." The bill previously survived an initial vote in the unicameral legislative assembly and, if passed into law, would see Costa Rica adopt a legal regime similar to that of the EU data protection framework, reports Hunton & Williams' Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. The law would require express written consent for many data processing activities and create the Agency for the Protection of Citizens' Data under the Ministry of Justice. The bill has been returned to the legislative assembly.
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