28 Nov Spain Approves New Data Protection, Digital Rights Law
Spain’s parliament recently approved the Organic Law on Data Protection and Digital Rights Guarantee (LOPDGDD) after being developed for two years.
The LOPDGDD, which is expected to complement the EU’s GDPR, is scheduled to be published in the Official Spanish Bulletin by December 6, after which it will take effect.
The law contains a range of provisions that will impact data processing operations, such as those concerning deceased people, children, professionals and entrepreneurs, whistleblowers, as well as inaccurate and special data, and data processed by credit information systems.
The law also introduces a list of new citizen rights for the internet age that outline specific obligations for data controllers, and serve as guiding policies for the Spanish government.