El Salvadorean President Nayib Bukele has rejected a draft data protection law on the grounds it falls short in key requirements.

He considers there is lack of harmony with the country’s legal framework and inadequate design of jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional mechanisms for protection of personal data, online news source El Salvador.com reported.

There is also a lack of suitability and technical expertise in formation of the National Data Protection Authority as well as insufficient budgetary planning for the law’s implementation, according to Bukele. 

He sent the bill back to country’s legislative Assembly for further consideration.

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