Employee Data Privacy

Chile - Breach Notification

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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.


UKG's HR Compliance Assist team relies on a network of internal and external compliance experts and lawyers to provide clients with best practices and recommendations on topics such as HR document retention, employee data privacy, and HR electronic records. HR Compliance Assist also provides local compliance monitoring and alert services in select countries where UKG's customers have employees. HR Compliance Assist is a service exclusively available to UKG customers.

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