What is Uruguay’s Data Protection Act ?
Law No. 18.331 which entered in force in 2008, and its regulatory Decree No. 414/009, established in Uruguay a general legal framework with the purpose of assuring the fundamental right to protection of personal data and privacy. The Personal Data Regulatory and Control Unit is the data protection authority in Uruguay.
The law protects the data privacy of individuals and as such it contains a number of privacy principles related to the processing of personal data of individuals. The law applies to public as well as private organisations. The right to privacy is recognized right of the Constitution of Uruguay and therefore, is of fundamental value.
This solution will provide your organisation guidance on how to gain and maintain compliance with the data protection framework of Uruguay. In order to also receive guidance on the GDPR, we recommend that you make use of this data protection framework of Uruguay solution in combination with the GDPR solution.