Are there any data breach notification requirements?
A data breach is a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so. Local data protection regulations have required data controllers to report such breaches in certain circumstances.
There is no requirement to notify a data protection authority of a data breach in Chile as there is currently no data protection authority. This may change if the new data protection bill passes into law.
There is also no requirement to notify individuals in the event of a breach. That said, as employers could be liable for damages in the event of a breach, notifying impacted employees can help limit further damages.