Data Privacy News
Debate on WhatsApp’s new privacy policies
On June 10, 2021, a meeting was convened in the Senate to discuss the impact of the new privacy policies of Facebook’s online messaging service (“WhatsApp”).
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New Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) under de GDPR
According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), contractual clauses ensuring appropriate data protection safeguards can be used as a ground for data transfers from the EU to third countries. This includes model contract clauses – so-called standard contractual clauses (SCCs) – that have been “pre-approved” by the European Commission.
On June 4, 2021, the Commission issued modernised standard contractual clauses under the GDPR for data transfers from controllers or processors in the EU/EEA (or otherwise subject to the GDPR) to controllers or processors established outside the EU/EEA (and not subject to the GDPR). These modernised SCCs will replace the three sets of SCCs that were adopted under the previous Data Protection Directive 95/46.
The text of the Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention was approved
On May 31, 2021, the Agency for Access to Public Information informed that was approved the definitive text of the Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, also known as the Budapest Convention, to which Argentina is a State Party. The Protocol aims to strengthen ties in international cooperation and to facilitate the collection of electronic evidence to provide an effective response in international criminal investigations. This new Protocol incorporates modern data protection safeguards.
Unsubscribe button: new requirements
Through Order No. 357/2021, the National Direction of Defense and Protection of the Consumer established that determined companies must implement an “unsubscribe button” on its websites. This applies for companies that provide multimedia content streaming services, as well as for those that offer pre-savings plans, insurance, and time-sharing services. The Government wanted to simplify the cancellation service process for consumers. Netflix and Spotify, among others, will have to comply with this Order.