The Organic Law about protection of personal data and digital rights warrant, has been passed



Data Protection


Digital Rights

By Yaiza Bascón:

The new normative adapts to our legal system the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council, of the 27th of April 2016, related to the protection of individual persons related to the processing and free movement of personal data (from now on, “RGDP”).

One of the objectives of the Organic Law for the protection of personal data and digital rights warrant (RGDP in its Spanish acronym) is to make easier for citizens to exercise their rights related to the protection of their personal data.

Among the newest aspects we found that, regarding deceased people, their families and legal successors will have the right to access, rectify or eliminate data. Children older than 14 years will be able to give their consent autonomously. The minors will have the request cancellation of their data given through social networks.

The new law also affect the education system, as it warrants that students are taught how to use Internet safely and also establishes that teachers have to gain knowledge on the matter. The law further explains that the government should issue a draft act to warrant these rights within a year.

In summary, we can highlight that new rights have been granted in this Organic Law, from example, the right to Internet neutrality, the right to universal access to Internet, the right to receive digital education, the right to privacy and use of digital devices in the work environment and the right to digital disconnection also in the work place, among others.


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