The evolution of information technologies and the processing of large amounts of data, even more due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has allowed the healthcare industry to develop multiple applications oriented to wellness and medicine on a global scale in recent years.
Mobile applications with tools for prevention, monitoring, diagnosis and follow-up, for example, that promote changes in habits and energize the relationship between doctors and patients are becoming increasingly common.
Gabriela Szlak, Partner at Lerman & Szlak, reviews the most relevant aspects of the industry applicable to the private sector in an article published in OneTrust Data Guidance last August. It analyzes the main regulatory aspects of Argentine legislation, complementary rules and applicable international instruments.
It should be underlined that since August to nowadays, several normative news have occurred in the field of personal data protection, such as the approval of the modernized Convention 108 and the presentation of a Bill by the enforcement authority before the Congress, in order to update Act No. 25.326 and make effective the provisions of this Convention at a national level.
Finally, it is worth highlighting that in both normative instruments the treatment of health data is approached in an expanded manner in relation to the current Act.
Gabriela Szlak’s article is available here: