On July 2, 2011 Peruvian President Alan Garcia signed into law the country’s Personal Data Protection Law (Ley de Protección de Datos Personales, Proyecto de Ley, available here), making Peru the latest Latin American country to adopt European-style privacy legislation. Peru is expected to develop implementing regulations to the new law in the coming

Qatar has published a first version of its new Personal Information Privacy Protection Law. This is a groundbreaking development as, should the law be enacted, it will make Qatar the only country in the Middle East to have nationally-applicable data protection legislation.

The draft legislation applies to operators in the private and public sectors and

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