Cuba passes privacy law

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Cuba’s National Assembly has passed Ley 149/2022 “De Protección de Datos Personales” (Law 149/2022 “On the Protection of Personal Data” or, simply “LPDP” ) on Thursday August 25, 2022.

The LPDP gives effect to the Cuban people’s constitutional right to privacy and is the nation’s first comprehensive privacy law.

The LPDP includes the following key areas:

  • privacy principles
  • consent and sensitive data
  • data subject rights
  • data retention periods
  • technical and organisational measures
  • enforcement mechanisms
  • national and international data transfers

Zooming out for a second, the LPDP now means that only 10 of 36 Caribbean jurisdictions have no substantive privacy laws on the books.

Below is a copy of the unofficial English translation of the LPDP. 

Link: Original text of Ley 149/2022 “De Protección de Datos Personales” [ES]

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