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Personal Data Protection Law Expected in July

PRIVACY LAW—PERU

June 15, 2011

The Congress of the Republic of Peru has passed the Personal Data Protection Law (Ley de Protección de Datos Personales, Proyecto de Ley 4079/2009-PE), Hunton & Williams' Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports, noting that if it is signed into law, Peru will have "EU-style omnibus privacy legislation." The law would include provisions establishing the National Personal Data Protection Authority within the Ministry of Justice, requiring consent for the processing of personal data, limiting communications monitoring and restricting cross-border data transfers. Peruvian President Alan García is expected to sign the law before his term ends on July 28, the report states.
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