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Habeas Data

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Habeas Data, which in Latin translates to "you have the data", is a constitutional right that is granted to individuals in several Latin American countries.

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In general, habeas data is designed to protect the image, privacy, honor, information self-determination, and freedom of information of a person. This is done by an individual presenting a complaint to a constitutional court.

Essentially, any citizen can bring habeas data against any manual or automated register to learn what personal information is being held. That person can request the rectification, actualisation or destruction of the personal data being held. The affected person is the only one who can bring a complaint however.[1]


  1. http://www.bileta.ac.uk/Document%20Library/1/Habeas%20Data%20-%20An%20Update%20on%20the%20Latin%20America%20Data%20Protection%20Constitutional%20Right.pdf

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