This principle intends…

That the regulations that protect personal information are effectively and consciously enforced by those that administer, recollect, use and in general dispose of the information that belongs to natural persons, in such a way that there´s an appropriate, effective and verifiable adoption of those measures.

This principle is a major breakthrough in the effective protection of personal information…

As it transcends the mere compliance of the regulations, in other words, the one that is carried out with the sole interest of reaching the bare minimum standards, which ends up sacrificing or risking essential aspects of the right to privacy as they are not considered as relevant or as they are seen as an obstacle to the data treatment wished.

What Colombian regulations develop this principle?

Chapter VI of the decree 1377 of 2013, which also regulated the law 1581 of 2012 also known as the General Law of Data Protection. The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce in Colombia even promulgated a Guide regarding the topic.

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“How to make the principle of accountability a reality in our organizations? Steps in order to achieve it (part 1).”