On December 21, 2011, Mexico issued the final version of its Regulations of the Federal Law for the Protection of Personal Data Held by Private Parties (Reglamento de la Ley Federal de Protección de Datos Personales en Posesión de los Particulares). The regulations, which contain mostly minor changes to the prior draft that was released in October, will take effect on December 22, 2011. Notable updates in this final draft include:

  • clarification of notice and consent requirements;
  • changes to restrictions on cloud computing;
  • updates to requirements regarding data transfers; and
  • clarifications regarding data subjects’ rights.