Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Data protection in Argentina

The Data Protection agency of Argentina recently approved the code of conduct for marketing (see disposition 4/2004).

Under section 30 of the Data Protection Law, trade associations and other bodies representing different categories of controllers may draft national codes and submit them to the opinion of the national authority. In this case, AMDIA, the Direct & Interactive Marketing Association drafted a code of conduct intended to promote ethics in the use of personal data (see Code).-

Monday, November 22, 2004

New data traffic regulations enacted

Government enacted new regulations concerning traffic data in telecommunications. Telecom companies (telcos & isps) must keep the information for a period of ten years. This are the regulations of Law 25.873 (see comment here).

See Decreto 1563/2004.-

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

EU Database rights

The European Court of Justice has released four decisions that address the scope of the EU database rights. The decisions focus on the need for a substantial investment in the database, concluding that the definition of 'substantial investment' which gives rise to protection for the maker of a database against unauthorized acts of copying and distribution to the public covers only the work involved in seeking, collecting, verifying and presenting existing materials and not the resources used to create the materials which make up the database.
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