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State of Privacy in Chile: Future (im)perfect

State of Privacy in Chile: Future (im)perfect

In Chile, the protection of private life, private communications, and the sanctity of home lay the foundation that, in principle, provides individuals with sufficient protections from the abuse of both State and private actors.

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  • Chilean President Bachelet files libel suit against magazine
  • Chilean President Bachelet files libel suit against magazine

    "Without a doubt this lawsuit has the intent to intimidate, as it seeks the imprisonment of journalists, an action that reminds us of punishments in Chile that were brought against journalists in undemocratic times," said Claudio Paolillo, chairman of the IAPA's Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information.


Chile planning to penalise leaks about judicial investigations

"Chile's deputies must choose transparency by voting against these 'gag laws', which are clearly designed to protect private interests and to conceal information that could compromise the government," said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.

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