Dominican Republic Protection of Personal Data of 2013


Below is an outline of the Dominican Republic's Protection of Personal Data, 2013. If you’re a member, then you can log into the Library and view it in your browser using the email address you signed up with. PS. Only members can successfully log in.

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Initial Provisions

Of the Object, Scope, Scope of Application, Restriction and Principles



Scope of application





General Disposition

Of the Rights of People and their Exercise

Right of consultation for data protection

General conditions for the exercise of rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition

Independence of the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition

Rights of access

Access Procedures


Rights of rectification and cancellation

Blocking of data

Right to compensation

Habeas data action

Active legitimacy

Passive legitimation


Applicable procedure

Processing of the habeas data claim

Answer to the report

Expansion of the habeas data claim

Complaint procedure applicable to Information Societies Credit (SIC) for the modification, rectification and cancellation of the information of the headline

Exceptions to the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition

Exceptions to the consent requirement



Organic Provisions

Control Body



Procedural Provisions

Of the Public Ownership Files

Creation, modification or deletion

Communication of data between institutions of the public administration

Of the Files of the Armed Forces, Security and Police or Intelligence Organizations

Files of the Armed Forces, security and police agencies or intelligence

Of Private Ownership Files

Creation of privately owned personal data files

Registration of data files

Data included in public access sources

Sources of access to the public

Telecommunications services guides


Rights of access, rectification or cancellation

Provision of credit information services

General guidelines for the collection and processing of information applicable to Credit Information Companies (SIC)

Prohibitions on Credit Information Companies (SIC)

Special prohibitions

Common personal data files that contain character data personnel established by insurance entities

Treatments for advertising and commercial prospecting purposes

Personal data files related to the surveys

Standard codes

Codes of Conduct

Other Data

Specially Protected Data


Data on criminal offenses

Health Data

Data related to health

Data Processing of Minors

Processing of data of minors

International Data Movement

International data transfer

Provisions of Infractions and Sanctions

Administrative sanctions

Exceptional sanctions

Civil penalties

Criminal sanctions

Transitional and Final Provisions

Transitory Dispositions

Treatments created by international agreements

Final Disposition


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This article was contributed by Jason Jacobs from Guyana. Jason is a member of the Caribbean CSPA. 
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