Privacy Library

Costa Rica

National Data Protection Authority - Other Government Agencies

The Inhabitants' Data Protection Agency (PRODHAB)

Privacy Law and Regulations

National-Federal Laws and Regulations
Protection of Persons Against the Processing of Personal Data, Law Nº 8968 (2011)
Executive Decree No. 40008-JP of July 19, 2016 amending the Regulations
Consolidated regulations including 2016 amendments
Constitution - Article 24
7975 - Ley de Información No Divulgada (Non Disclosure Law)
Protection for commercial and industrial secrets.
7425 - Ley que regula el registro, secuestro y examen de documentos privados e intervención de las comunicaciones (Law for the Register, Seizure and Examination of Private Documents and Tapping of Communications)
Pertains to police/judicial investigations, criminal prosecutions and proceedings.


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