IV. Governance issues
In December 2003, El Salvador and others countries from Central America, signed a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with the European Union and its member States.1 The Agreement provides that its signatories agree to cooperate to protect the processing of personal data and other data, with a view to promoting the highest international standards. The signatories also agree to work towards the free movement of personal data between their jurisdictions, with due regard to their respective domestic legislation.
El Salvador is a signatory of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the American Convention on Human Rights on November 22, 1969.2 The Convention provides that every person has "the right to have his honor respected and his dignity recognized." Additionally, "no one may be the object of arbitrary or abusive interference with his private life, his family, his home, or his correspondence, or of unlawful attacks on his honor or reputation. And everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks."3
- 1. http://europa.eu.int/comm/external_relations/ca/pol/comments.htm
- 2. http://www.oas.org/juridico/spanish/firmas/b-32.html
- 3. According to the Salvadoran Constitution, international treaties are hierarchically superior to the law but are below the Constitution. In case of conflict between the Constitution and the Treaty, the Constitution prevails.