Argentina's Chamber of Deputies Passes Do Not Call Bill

On July 3, Argentina's Chamber of Deputies unanimously passed a bill (source document in Spanish) that would create a do not call registry to protect consumers from unwanted calls from telemarketers.

Consumer Protection and Defense Department Fines Oi for Privacy Violations

On July 24, the Brazilian government announced that the Consumer Protection and Defense Department fined a Brazilian telecom company Oi 3.5 million reais (US$1.59 million) for violating users' privacy. The government investigated an agreement between Oi and a British company and determined that Oi unlawfully sold consumers' browsing data without consent.

Mexican Data Protection Agency Studies New Mexican Telecommunications Bill

On July 10, the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information ("IFAI") stated that it is analyzing secondary regulations (source document in Spanish) under the recently enacted Telecommunications and Broadcasting Bill in view of existing data privacy laws. It is focused in particular on the issue of right holders of personal data being subject to real-time geographic localization under Mexican Constitutional and legal provisions. The IFAI informed that it will issue an institutional communication about its findings.

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