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President Alvarado testifies in response to data-collection controversy

The president defended the creation of the Presidential Unit for Data Analysis (UPAD) as a method to formulate public policies based on science and data.

WhatsApp stresses privacy as users flock to rivals

WhatsApp on Tuesday reassured users about privacy at the Facebook-owned messaging service as people flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal following a tweak to its terms.

Here’s what Costa Rica’s biometric identification bill says

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly is considering a bill that would create a national biometric database of the country's residents.

Facing investigation, Costa Rica’s Minister of the Presidency resigns after just seven months

Costa Rica's Minister of the Presidency, Víctor Morales, resigned from the position on Wednesday after just seven months on the job. 

Costa Rican government denies violating private information with data unit

The Minister of the Presidency of Costa Rica, Víctor Morales, denied Monday that the government had violated the private information of the population with a controversial data collection unit.

Prosecutor’s Office raids Costa Rican presidency for alleged violation of citizens’ privacy

Eight people are being investigated as part of the case, including President Carlos Alvarado.

Authorities begin investigation into Costa Rica data analysis unit for fear of privacy breach

Crespo said that a technical and legal team of her agency will work during this week with the Presidency to determine if the work of UPAD violated the privacy of citizens.

After public criticism, Costa Rican gov. repeals decree that created department with access to ‘confidential’ information

The Costa Rican government on Friday repealed a decree that had created a Data Analysis Unit, after public criticism questioned its purpose and scope. 

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