Law 19628 On the Protection of Private Life


This law regulates financial institutions' use of client information.  The client entering into a binding accord with a financial institution must be informed of the purpose of providing his financial information to said entity.

Disclosure authorizations given by clients must be certified in a written document. Authorizations may be revoked at any given moment. If it is found that there is no legal basis for an entity to hold a particular piece of information, this should be deleted immediately after the regulator's warning. Only those financial entity officers involved in the transaction of credit services may access clients' personal information. Breach of these guidelines may result in civil court procedures, where penalties will be determined by a judge on a case by case basis. 

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Ley 19628 Sobre la Proteccion de la Vida Privada
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Wednesday, August 18, 1999
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General Secretariat of the Presidency in Chile
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