COVID-19 and the restrictions to freedom of movement this sanitary emergency has entailed have substantially accelerated the implementation of telework by companies in Chile and worldwide. Notwithstanding the many positive aspects of having granted this job flexibility tool, these decisions ought to be necessarily accompanied by an assessment on the part of companies, as regards…

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The e-signature is a tremendously useful tool to aid in the operational continuity of companies that, in the face of the restrictions to freedom of movement resulting from the expansion of Covid-19, need to digitalize their processes, including the way in which they render their consent to contracting long distance. Identifying 2 key elements: Processes…

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State of legislation and policy before the cyber attacks Chile is a country that, at first glance, seems to have a fairly complete legislation on data protection. A few months ago, the protection of personal data was enshrined as a constitutional guarantee, complementing the guarantee of privacy and intimacy that already existed in the Constitution,…

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On October 25th, Chilean President, Sebastián Piñera, signed a bill on computer crimes, and issued a Presidential Instructive (instructivo presidencial) giving instructions to public bodies related to cybersecurity, including urgent measures that should be implemented immediately. This latest announcement is in line with other measures implemented by the government, including the appointment of a national…

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After the cybersecurity incidents that affected the financial industry in Chile, the Superintendence of Banks and Financial Institutions (“SBIF”) modified Chapters 20-8 and 1-13 of the RAN (SBIF’s Updated Regulation Compilation) last August 31, with the purpose of having access to more and better information about incidents, and raising the security standards of the financial…

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