New Federal Data Protection Act in Mexico

Mexico’s Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved the Federal Data Protection Act. The law establishes the rights and principles of data protection in the private sector. According to Mr. M. Jorge Yanez V., a partner at the law firm of Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C. in Mexico City, on April 13, 2010, the Mexican Chamber of Deputies has passed a bill that has become the country’s new Federal Law of Protection of Personal Information. Read more at Hunton & Williams privacy blog…

Hence this means that although personal data in Mexico first emerged in the shadow of the right to access public information it is now recognised as a fundamental constitutional right. To understand more about the background on right for personal privacy in Mexico you can read this essay at, edited by the data protection agency of Madrid and in English 🙂

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