On October 24, the Panamanian Congress (Asamblea Nacional de Panamá) passed bill No. 665 to safeguard and guarantee citizens' constitutional right to the protection of personal data (source document in Spanish). The bill appoints the Data Transparency and Access to Information Authority (Autoridad Nacional de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información) as the governmental agency with authority to protect personal data in connection with information and communication technologies.

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