Mexico’s data protection oversight body, the Federal Transparency and Data Protection Institute has indicated that it expects the draft implementing regulations that will bring into effect the new Mexican federal privacy statute to be ready in July of this year.  Introduced on July 6, 2010, Mexico’s “Federal Law Protecting Personal Data in Private Possession” is the first piece of legislation to regulate, on a federal scale, how businesses handle personal information.  Enforcement of the new law is not expected to occur until 2012.

The data protection authority has indicated that a public consultation inviting comments on the provisions of the draft implementing regulations will be opened.