Published and draft legislation - Colombia

International collection of personal data

Bill 106-15S, amending Statutory Law 1581/2012

The Colombian Congress, recognising the impact that globalisation has on the processing of personal data, under Senate Bill 106/2015, aims to expand the application of Law 1581/2012 regarding the habeas data regulations in Colombia.

A data protection law with extra-territorial reach

This law makes companies, organisations and people that are neither resident nor domiciled in the Republic of Colombia liable for personal data they collect, store, use, spread or in general process over any medium on persons resident, domiciled or located in the national territory of the Republic of Colombia.

It also gives its industry and commerce supervisor, Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, powers to investigate and fine breaches of the rules established under the law.