Chile | The Cybersecurity Framework Law is promulgated

8 Apr, 2024 | Noticias-en

On March 26, the  Cybersecurity Framework Law was promulgated , an initiative that creates a  National Cybersecurity Agency (ANCI) , which will have the purpose of  regulating, supervising and sanctioning  all public and private organizations that provide essential services and that are subject to to this regulation.

For the purposes of this law, essential services are those that are fundamental for the functioning of the country and the quality of life of society. The following sectors are included within this regulation:

  • Electrical generation, transmission or distribution.
  • Transportation, storage or distribution of fuels.
  • Supply of drinking water or sanitation.
  • Telecommunications and digital infrastructure.
  • Digital services and information technology managed by third parties.
  • Land, air, rail or sea transportation.
  • Banks, financial services and means of payment.
  • Administration of social security benefits.
  • Postal and courier services.
  • Institutional provision of health services.
  • Production and/or research of pharmaceutical products.

This standard establishes a  minimum compliance standard , requiring companies to adopt better tools to  protect the rights of people in cyberspace , as well as to avoid the commission of crimes related to identity theft and other computer crimes, such as  access illegal activity, sabotage, interception of services and other attacks  that compromise security in the digital environment.

The supervisory work of the ANCI also implies sanctioning powers, being able to  impose fines that could reach 40,000 UTM , that is, close to  $2.6 billion pesos .

This Agency will dictate norms, protocols and minimum standards that must be considered by the subjects bound by this law in order to  prevent, report and resolve cybersecurity incidents  and attacks through computer means.

The promulgation of this new law turns out to be an important step in the construction of comprehensive national legislation on cybersecurity, and is inserted within a regulatory framework that, in general terms, seeks to guide public and private organizations to  improve standards. of security in an increasingly globalized and connected world .

For more information, you can contact our  Compliance team :

Francisca Franzani  | Compliance group director |

Caterina Ravera  | Senior Associate |

Jaime Viveros  | Associate |


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