There has been a lot of speculation lately regarding potentially improper use of outsourcing companies in labor and employment issues. Media reports on the use of outsourcing by certain businesses have alleged that such improper use is a workaround to labor statutes.

Mucho se ha especulado últimamente respecto a la tercerización laboral a través de compañías de outsourcing, por cuanto indebidas prácticas del sector empresarial al momento de emplear esta figura, han generado una distorsión respecto a su correcta forma de utilización y han creado en el imaginario colectivo la sensación de que estos servicios son simplemente una forma de disfrazar prácticas de indebida intermediación laboral.



Continue Reading Challenges for Labor Outsourcing in Colombia || DESAFÍOS Y RETOS PARA EL OUTSOURCING LABORAL

As part of enacting its General Regime of Personal Data Protection, Colombia created the National Database Registry (NDR) (Law 1581 of 2012). The NDR is a public directory of all databases in existence in the country,  with the primary objective of documenting unknown information, such as the number of databases, data owners, data processors, the treatment of data, etc. The NDR will be managed by the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce and as a public registry, will be open to consultation by Colombians and foreign citizens alike.

Why Does This Matter and Who Does It Affect?

The core of the issue is that all databases that include personal data, handled or processed by people or companies, both from the private and public sectors, within and without the Colombian territory, must register before de NDR, meaning anyone that has any type of database with personal data of Colombian nationals has to register in the NDR. In the case of databases that are not processed within Colombian borders, the registration depends on the applicable international treaties.
Continue Reading The Deadline for Registering Your Colombian Database is Approaching on November 8, 2016