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 raise awareness among citizens of their rights and how the private sector should adequately comply with the Law’s provisions. Overall, Kuri notes that more education and training is needed, but the key is to gain awareness that the protection of personal data is regulated in Mexico, that one must be aware of the information that is uploaded to social networks, and that steps must be taken in order to prevent crimes that can be committed with personal information.

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