A new law aims to protect Colombian citizens from having their information misused online, reported local media Monday.
Colombia now has a new system of protection against the misuse of information stored on the nation’s online databases, according to the Superintendent of Industry and Commerce, Pablo Felipe Robledo.
The goal of the new law is reportedly to develop the constitutional right that Colombians can: be aware of, update and rectify information gathered about them in databases or files.
Law 1581 will supposedly allow people to update and correct their details online and allow a new system to be put in place to handle inquiries and complaints.
Robledo added that the implementation of the system is of “the highest international standards on the subject and consolidates the country’s commitment to the protection of information…and represents an enormous challenge for the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce.”
Anyone violating the laws could allegedly face a fine of up to 2,000 times the current minimum wage in Colombia, which stands at $328 a month.