Impact | Negative
Rating CIVICUS | Open
On February 17, the Executive branch issued a decree drafted in October 2019 authorizing the government to use confidential personal information for the purpose of researching and evaluating public policies. Following criticism from across the political spectrum and charges of unconstitutionality, President Carlos Alvarado reversed the measure just 4 days after its enactment. So far, the government has declined to clarify whether it has already made use of public confidential data. In the coming weeks, a special committee created by the Legislative Assembly will investigate the issue.