On July 6, 2011, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, in conjunction with the Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (“IFAI”), released wide-ranging privacy regulations for public comment. The regulations establish rules and guidelines for the implementation of Mexico’s Federal Law on the Protection of Personal Data in the Possession of Private Parties (Ley Federal de Protección de Datos Personales en Posesión de los Particulares), which became effective one year ago. Among the topics covered are jurisdictional issues, details regarding notice and consent, the relationship between data controllers and data processors, data transfers, data security, self regulation, data subjects’ rights, automated processing and enforcement.
Access the text of the new regulations in Spanish. View IFAI’s video press release.
Access the U.S. Department of Commerce’s English translation of the regulations.