In the wake of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data protection laws have come into the spotlight outside of Europe. In Latin America, enforcement of laws is at a high and there is a much stronger emphasis on preventing data privacy issues.
Data Strategy, Security & Privacy attorney Danilo Romero commented on Colombia’s Superintendency of Industry and Commerce recently taking action against Facebook. "That’s good. It’s not because they have a penalty against Facebook," said Mr. Romero. "It’s an important message to the market that data protection is important and [regulators are] taking care of that."
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