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 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.
Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly is considering a bill that would create a national biometric database of the country's residents.
Costa Rica's Minister of the Presidency, Víctor Morales, resigned from the position on Wednesday after just seven months on the job.
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.
Eight people are being investigated as part of the case, including President Carlos Alvarado.
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The Costa Rican government on Friday repealed a decree that had created a Data Analysis Unit, after public criticism questioned its purpose and scope.