Mexico Passes Data Protection Act
PRIVACY LAW—MEXICOApril 30, 2010
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. The act is nine years in the making, according to Lina Ornelas of Mexico's Federal Institute of Access to Public Information, the organization that will oversee the protection of private individuals' personal information under the new law. The act "protects third-generation rights and takes into account the development of the internationally recognized principles of data protection," Ornelas says. Furthermore, she says, it incorporates elements from the OECD and APEC privacy frameworks.