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Data Protection 2022

In Mexico, data protection legislation is not based on sectoral laws. The Law regulates the collection and processing of any personal information by any private entity acting as a Controller or Processor, which impacts any sector that is involved in any sort of personal data collection or processing. The National Institute of Transparency, Access to […]

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. […]


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 […]


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’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 […]

IFAI Shows Teeth with €1m Fine on Bank

The Mexican data protection authority, Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información y Protección de Datos (IFAI) has imposed a fine on Banamex, the Mexican division of Citibank, of 16,155,000 MXN, approximately €1m or $US 1.3m. A data subject had sent a letter requesting Banamex to cease processing his/her personal data; however the company failed […]

Essential Practices for Conducting Background Checks in Mexico

Potential candidates may be required to consent to background checks in Mexico, including requests about their criminal history, consumer credit, and motor vehicle records, as a condition of employment. If consent is not provided, an employer may legally refuse to hire a potentially qualified candidate. An employer must request the background check of […]

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 […]

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 […]


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