Employee Data Privacy

Chile - Security Requirements

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What security obligations are imposed on data controllers and data processors? 

Security requirements may not always be included in the data protection law, but are key to guaranteeing lawful processing of personal data. The entity processing the data must take all useful precautions with respect to the nature of the data and the risk presented by the processing, to preserve the security of the data and prevent alteration, corruption or access by unauthorized third parties.


Appropriate technical and organizational measures should be implemented to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk. Employers in Chile have an obligation under both the Personal Data protection Law and the Labor Code to maintain the confidentiality of employees’ personal data. Although the law is not prescriptive about specific security steps that must be taken, employers should follow general best practices including keeping personal data in a secure environment (whether in locked files or password protected electronic format), with access restricted to those who need it for the stated purpose for which the data had been obtained.

 

HR Best Practices: Ensure contracts with service providers detail the security and confidentiality measures that will be implemented. In addition, regularly train employees who may have access to personal information, to ensure that they are following all technical and organizational security measures that have been put in place.


Led by PeopleDoc’s Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, the HR Compliance Assist team relies on a network of internal and external compliance experts and lawyers, including the global law firm Morgan Lewis, 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 PeopleDoc’s customers have employees. HR Compliance Assist is a service exclusively available to PeopleDoc customers.

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