JANUARY 18, 2024

Revalidation of Argentina as an Adequate Country by the EU for Personal Data Transfer


Data Privacy & Data Protection — Cybersecurity | Revalidation of Argentina as an Adequate Country by the EU for Personal Data Transfer

On January 15, 2024, the European Union ratified Argentina as an adequate country for the cross-border exchange of personal data. This process began in 2018 when the EU assessed various countries to determine if their legislation continued to be suitable for the transfer of personal data. In this context, the European Committee thoroughly analyzed Argentine laws and regulations, as well as the performance of the Agency for Access to Public Information (AAPI).

Thus, the Committee concluded that Argentina maintains legislation aligned with international standards in data protection, making it suitable for the cross-border processing of personal data. Key factors in this decision included recognizing the AAPI as an independent entity (similarly to what the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) establishes), the ratification in the National Congress of Convention 108+ in 2023, the bill of law to update of the Personal Data Protection Law driven by the AAPI and presented to the National Congress in June 2023, and the issuance of other significant resolutions by the AAPI. This positive evaluation has led the EU to include Argentina again in the select group of countries with adequate data protection regulations, a group that now includes 10 other members: Andorra, Canada, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Uruguay.

The AAPI has highlighted the importance of this achievement, noting that it not only improves Argentina’s commercial opportunities and technological development but also establishes the country as a regional leader in personal data protection. This recognition, which began with Law 25,326 of 2003 and was strengthened with the implementation of the EU’s GDPR in 2018, reflects Argentina’s ongoing commitment to personal data protection, consolidating its position at the forefront of privacy and information security on a global level.

In this link, we share the full text of the European Committee’s report.

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Emilio Beccar Varela
Florencia Rosati
Martín Beccar Varela