Tag Archives: Mexico

Mexico’s DPA Begins Enforcing Data Protection Law

BNA is reporting that Mexico’s data protection authority, the Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (IFAI), will issue a fine of $1 million against one of Mexico’s largest banks for violating the country’s Federal Law on the Protection of Personal Data in Possession of Private Parties.  The action against the bank — … Continue Reading

On the Eve of International Conference in Uruguay, Taking Stock of Data Privacy Developments in Latin America

The convening of the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Punta del Este, Uruguay on Oct. 22-26 — on the heels of last year’s conference in Mexico City — underscores the importance of the Latin American region in the global debate around data privacy regulation. From 2000 to 2008, only Argentina … Continue Reading

Mexico’s Data Protection Law Fully in Force

The implementing regulations of Mexico’s Federal Law for the Protection of Personal Data (the “Law”) came into effect on 22 December 2011.  The regulations have allowed the Law to finally fully enter into force.  As reported earlier, Mexico’s privacy law is the first piece of federal legislation to regulate how businesses handle personal information in … Continue Reading

Mexico Brings DP Law into Force; Eyes Adequacy Declaration

Mexican legislators are currently preparing implementing regulations to formally bring into force the Mexican federal privacy statute by July this year.  Some provisions of the new law, such as provisions relating to data access rights, are expected to come into force by January 2012.  Reports are that Mexico is also aiming to secure a formal declaration of adequacy from the European … Continue Reading