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Fintech – First seizure of funds deposited in a digital wallet

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Belen Sorrentino. The Federal Social Security Court No. 10 of the City of Buenos Aires authorized the first seizure of the digital wallets of a taxpayer who registered a debt with the Federal Tax Authorities. At the beginning of February 2022, the Federal Tax Authorities (in Spanish, Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos) included the […]

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Privacy – Media companies condemned for violating privacy rights

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Andrea Sanchez Vicentini. The Court of Appeals in Civil matters of the City of Buenos Aires (“Court of Appeals”) condemned several important radio, television, and digital media companies for infringing an individual’s privacy rights by broadcasting his images obtained in the context of a private meeting. The plaintiff filed a complaint against these companies […]

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Privacy – Big IT company faces security incident

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Mateo Darget. In the last few days, a well-known software developer and technological solutions company suffered a security incident. The event was caused by an unauthorized access to the company’s source code. According to reports, the incident was committed by the LAPSUS$ group, a cyber-hacking organization that has recently carried out similar attacks on […]

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Privacy – Local court grants an Habeas Data remedy referred to police records

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Andrea Sanchez Vicentini. On February 1st, 2022, the Court of Justice of the Province of Salta granted an Habeas Data remedy aimed at removing plaintiff’s police records. The plaintiff filed an Habeas Data remedy against the Police of the Province of Salta in order to obtain the removal of police records concerning in which […]

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New director appointed for the Argentine Agency for Access to Public Information

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Mateo Darget. On March 9, 2022, by means of Decree 110/2022, Mrs. Beatriz de Anchorena was appointed as Director of the Agency for Access to Public Information (“Agency”), supervisory authority of the Personal Data Protection Law, the Do Not Call Registry Law and the Access to Public Information Law. As we commented in the […]

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New sanctions imposed by the data protection authority

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Belen Sorrentino. During the first months of 2022 the Agency of Access to Public Information (AAPI) imposed sanctions to different organizations for violations of Personal Data Protection Law No. 25,326 (“PDPL”). Below we will briefly comment each case: Electricity provider The claimant requested an electricity provider to remove his personal data as the company […]

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Central Bank of Argentina establishes new measures for digital wallets

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Mateo Darget. On February 24, 2022, the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Argentina (in Spanish, Banco Central de la República Argentina, “BCRA”) adopted a series of measures to improve the security of digital wallets. Through Communication “A” 7462 and Communication “A” 7463, the BCRA established new technical requirements for Payment Service […]

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Celebrities’ behavior and its impact on trademarks

By Camila Sirianni and  Antonella Balbo. The influence of celebrities on consumer behavior is based on marketing strategies that are essential to companies. In this way, a brand is associated with the values or qualities of a celebrity. The purpose is to “humanize” the brand, linking the values represented by the celebrity with those that the […]

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New regulations on cybersecurity and IT matters

By Mariano Peruzzotti and Andrea Sanchez Vicentini. During February 2022 several regulations issued by the Ministry of Security and the Chief of Cabinet of Ministers, respectively concerning cybersecurity and IT-related matters were published in the Official Gazette. Below, we will briefly comment the main aspects of each regulation: Resolution 75/2022 – Ministry of Security On February 15, 2022, […]

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