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DATE: 26-08-2020

CORRALROSALES IN THE NEWS:

-Rafael Serrano

MEDIA: El Universo

The Ecuadorian newspaper “El Universo”  has published  in its magazine an article by Rafael Serrano Barona who is an associate of CorralRosales. He participates as an interviewee on how to protect from data theft, which is becoming increasingly common on the internet. It is not difficult to find someone -or even yourself- who has suffered a virtual attack called phishing, a term used to refer to one of the most used methods in the digital age to scam internet users to obtain confidential information, such as a password or something even more serious like bank information.

The Ecuadorian newspaper “El Universo”  has published  in its magazine an article by Rafael Serrano Barona who is an associate of CorralRosales. He participates as an interviewee on how to protect from data theft, which is becoming increasingly common on the internet. It is not difficult to find someone -or even yourself- who has suffered a virtual attack called phishing, a term used to refer to one of the most used methods in the digital age to scam internet users to obtain confidential information, such as a password or something even more serious like bank information.

Another issue to monitor is the domain to which the web page we are going to access belongs. If it is made up of numbers, it has a greater chance of being a hoax and we should not access it under any circumstances. The same happens with links that do not contain words related to the information that is going to be found in it.

Special care must also be taken with the attached files. Mostly directly executable file formats such as “ .exe ” , ” .bat ” or ” .cmd ” are especially dangerous. You should also be careful with Office format files (.docx, .xlsx or .pptx), which may contain macros.

Our associate Rafael Serrano, who is also the Vice President of the Ecuadorian Association for Data Protection, explains in this article what happens with data protection in Ecuador, since in this country there is no Data Protection Law that regulates these activities; this makes things easier for data thieves to act.

“Currently a bill is being discussed in the National Assembly that is being analyzed by the Commission for Sovereignty, Integration, International Relations and Integral Security. The Bill was presented by the President of the Republic Lenín Moreno. The Bill is quite complete. It follows the guidelines of the European General Data Protection Regulation, which in turn is the most important regulation on the matter ”, Rafael adds.

When asking Serrano about the need for a law of these characteristics, he details the importance of having such legislation since recent cases of data leaks by Ecuadorians have demonstrated the lack of control and regulation in this matter. Additionally, the Constitution approved in 2008 recognizes the autonomous right to data protection (art. 66 # 19). To date, we do not have a regulation that adequately regulates and develops the exercise of said right.

For now, we just have to wait.

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