We provide consultancy to companies in multiple sectors on all areas of data protection and publicity regulations, offering a one-stop service on the right that everyone has to use, control and protect their personal data, including the power to decide on its collection, use, transfer, storage and destination.
The right of data protection was recognized for the first time in Ecuador’s Constitution in the year 2008 and specifically regulated under the Organic Law on Personal Data Protection, published in the Official Register of May 26, 2021. This Law sets out principles, rights, obligations, institutions and an administrative procedure that includes corrective measures, infringements and sanctions.
Under this law, corrective measures, fines and sanctions will come into force from May 26, 2023; however, the exercise of the rights recognized in the law may be requested by the data owner with immediate effect. As a result, companies that do business in Ecuador must start to amend their practice so that any data processing they perform complies with the regulatory provisions, thus avoiding corrective measures, fines or sanctions in the future.
At Falconi Puig Abogados we are ready to advise our clients on all aspects of application of the new Organic Law on Personal Data Protection, especially as our expert on the matter has provided multiple training workshops on the subject and has close links with specialist bodies such as the Ecuadorian Data Protection Association (AEPD) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).