Employee Data Privacy

Chile - Data Protection Officer

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What is, and which organizations have to appoint a DPO?

A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a person in charge of verifying the compliance of personal data processing with the applicable law. The DPO communicates information on processing personal data such as its purposes, interconnections, types, categories of data subjects, length of retention and department(s) in charge of implementing processing. DPOs may be required by law or recommended.

Chile’s current Personal Data Protection law does not have a role similar to that of Data Protection Officer. Instead, the law sets some basic requirements for those who manage and process personal data, including:

  • keeping personal data private (secret/confidential);
  • protecting data through due diligence; and,
  • using personal data only for the purposes for which the information was collected (unless collected from a public source).


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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