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Guest Editors’ Notes: Privacy and Data Protection in Latin America: The Future of Privacy

Guest Editors’ Notes: Privacy and Data Protection in Latin America: The Future of Privacy GUEST EDITORS’ NOTE Privacy and Data Protection in Latin America: The Future of Privacy I was extremely honoured when I received an invitation by In most countries, like in my home country Argentina, Ceyhun Necati Pehlivan, Editor-in-Chief, and Wolters the general rule for processing personal data is the data Kluwer, to join them as guest editor of this Latin subject’s prior and informed consent. One of the excep- American issue of the Global Privacy Law Review. tions to this general principle is that personal data can be It is fantastic to have a specific issue dedicated to Latin processed when there is a legal obligation or when data is America, with the possibility of reflecting our own way of collected by the State based on its specific functions. interpreting fundamental rights such as privacy and data These exceptions to consent, particularly under health protection. emergencies in several countries in our region, were useful Latin America has been going through significant priv- as the legal basis for processing health data to combat acy and data protection changes during the last decade, COVID-19. and it is reasonable to expect that it will continue in that On a different note, what we http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Privacy Law Review Kluwer Law International

Guest Editors’ Notes: Privacy and Data Protection in Latin America: The Future of Privacy

Global Privacy Law Review , Volume 2 (2): 2 – Jun 1, 2021

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GUEST EDITORS’ NOTE Privacy and Data Protection in Latin America: The Future of Privacy I was extremely honoured when I received an invitation by In most countries, like in my home country Argentina, Ceyhun Necati Pehlivan, Editor-in-Chief, and Wolters the general rule for processing personal data is the data Kluwer, to join them as guest editor of this Latin subject’s prior and informed consent. One of the excep- American issue of the Global Privacy Law Review. tions to this general principle is that personal data can be It is fantastic to have a specific issue dedicated to Latin processed when there is a legal obligation or when data is America, with the possibility of reflecting our own way of collected by the State based on its specific functions. interpreting fundamental rights such as privacy and data These exceptions to consent, particularly under health protection. emergencies in several countries in our region, were useful Latin America has been going through significant priv- as the legal basis for processing health data to combat acy and data protection changes during the last decade, COVID-19. and it is reasonable to expect that it will continue in that On a different note, what we

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Published: Jun 1, 2021

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