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Data Protection

The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce is the Data Protection Authority in charge of guaranteeing that public and private entities, comply with the principles, rights and guarantees in the treatment of regulated personal data according to Law 1266 of 2008 and Law 1581 of 2012.
It is responsible for: 
- Guarantee that personal data collection, use, circulation and treatment comply with principles of good practices and relevant national regulations, 
- Guarantee the respect of rights, guarantees and procedures provided in the National Constitution and in the Law 1581 of 2012
- Demand respect for the "habeas data" provided in the article 15 of the National Constitution Policy, which allows the people to "know, update and rectify the information that has been collected about them in the data banks and in files of public and private entities

Legal Framework

Law 1581 of 2012:  The principles and provisions of the law will be applicable to personal data registered in any database that makes them subject to treatment in Colombian territory by entities of a public or private nature or when the Data Controller or Data Processor not established in national territory Colombian law is applicable under international standards and treaties.

Deputy Superintendent for Data Protection 

Nelson Remolina 

Summa Cum Laude Doctor in Legal Sciences from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Master of Laws from London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Specialist in Commercial Law and Lawyer from los Andes University.

Co-founder of GECTI -Group of Internet Studies, Electronic Commerce, Telecommunications & Computing”- and founder of the Ciro Angarita Barón Observatory on protection of personal data in Colombia. He has been appointed as Deputy Superintendent for Data Protection in 2018. 


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