Data Protection Law No. 172-13 was enacted on December 13, 2013 (Data Protection Law). The objective of the Law is to ensure the protection of personal data located in files, records, data banks, or other technical means and to regulate the processing of data recorded on any known means or future means, whether owned by private or public entities, in the Dominican Republic.
In addition to providing a system for the protection of personal data, the Data Protection Law also regulates the incorporation, organization, activities, performance, and termination of the Credit Information Companies, as well as credit reference services and their provision of information to the market. This Law aims to guarantee and protect the public liberties and fundamental rights of individuals, especially their dignity and integrity. It also regulates the procedure of habeas data, which was included for the first time in the Constitution of 2010.