Personal Data – The Agency for Access to Public Information published its 2021 activities report
The Argentine Agency for Access to Public Information (“AAPI”) published its annual report highlighting the activities rendered during 2021. The AAPI is the supervisory authority of the Personal Data Protection Law, the Do Not Call Registry Law and Access to Public Information Law. We briefly comment on the most important points of the report are detailed below:
- Personal Data Protection
- The AAPI received 386 complaints for possible violations of the Personal Data Protection Law.
- The AAPI imposed 31 sanctions to different organizations.
- The amount of ex-officio investigations was increased in around 50%.
- 4,192 database registration applications submitted by both public and private organizations were processed.
- Do Not Call Registry
- 12,664 complaints were filed with the Registry and 155,213 telephone lines were included in the Do Not Call Registry.
- The AAPI detects a trend towards a decrease in the amount of complaints.
- Access to Public Information
- 8,414 requests for access to information to public authorities were submitted in 2021. This shows an increase of around 40% in comparison with 2020 figures.
- 531 claims were filed, which represents an increase of 62% in comparison with 2020.
- AAPI domestic and international collaboration
- The AAPI provided support to different Argentine agencies such as ENACOM (National Communication Agency) and regularly assisted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in different activities. It also participated in international forums such as the Ibero-American Data Protection Network and the Global Privacy Assembly, among others.
- The AAPI also participated in international forums such as the Latin American Transparency Network.
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