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Mexico Cannabis Legalization is Postponed (And That’s OK)

The Lower Chamber has deferred discussion of the Cannabis Law bill to next year and has asked the Mexican Supreme Court for an extension of the previous December 15 deadline to implement legalization. The Supreme Court granted the extension to April 2021, citing COVID and “giving Congress due time to exercise its powers” as causes. […]


PERSONAL DATA HANDLING AND PROCESSING IN MEXICO

In Mexico, must owners of PII offer individuals any degree of choice or control over the use of their information? The law provides individuals with ‘ARCO’ rights: to access (the right to know what information is being held and handled by the PII controller); rectify (the right to request at any time that the PII […]


Relevance of Complying with Data Protection Regulation in Mexico

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has changed the way in which the treatment and processing of personal data is regulated. It is first important to identify the people who will be responsible for implementing a complete personal data protection program or policy. These individuals, called the Data Controller and Data Processor, are figures who […]


THE DATA PROTECTION LANDSCAPE IN MEXICO

Mexico’s Federal Law on the Protection of Personal Data in Possession of Private Parties entered into force in 2010. Since then, the National Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection has been tasked with enforcing the Law. Nuhad Ponce Kuri, Partner at Ponce Kuri, discusses the data protection framework in Mexico and efforts to […]


MEXICO ECONOMY POSTS FASTEST QUARTERLY GROWTH IN TWO YEARS

Mexico’s economy posted its fastest growth in more than two years. Gross domestic product grew by 1.0 percent in the third quarter compared with the prior quarter MXGDPQ=ECI, according to seasonally adjusted data from Mexico’s statistics agency, in line with estimates in a Reuters poll. It was the fastest quarterly expansion since the second quarter […]


Mexico Will Not Rush to Compliance Review, Enforcement of New Law, DPA Chief Assures

Mexico’s data protection authority will not rush to carry out compliance inspections or take enforcement actions when rules implementing the country’s new data protection law begin taking effect in July, the head of the DPA, the InstitutoDeral De Acceso a la InformaciónPública (IFAI), said March 10 at a conference. As soon as the final rules […]


Mexico Issues Privacy Regulations for Public Comment

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’sFederal Law on the Protection of Personal Data in the Possession of Private Parties (Ley Federal […]


Regulators Disagree About Approach To Online-Privacy Rules

Data and privacy regulators from governments around the world met in Mexico City last week for the 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners to discuss online privacy issues. The topic of debate centered on big databases and how their benefits can be tapped into without the costs of discrimination and invasion of […]


Final Version of Data Protection Law In Effect Today

Mexico has released the final version of its Regulations of the Federal Law for the Protection of Personal Data Held by Private Parties, which includes minor changes to the prior draft, reports Hunton& Williams’ Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. The final version includes “clarification of notice and consent requirements, changes to restrictions on cloud […]


Mexico’s New Privacy Notice Guidelines Require Immediate Action

On April 17, 2013, Mexico’s new Privacy Notice Guidelines will go into effect. The Guidelines impose extensive requirements for furnishing adequate data privacy notices and obtaining consent before personal data is collected directly from a person or electronically via “cookies,” “web beacons” or other automated means. The Guidelines are mandatory and particularly important to employers […]




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