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DPA: Enforcement Inspections Not Primary Goal, for Now

PRIVACY LAW—MEXICO

April 7, 2011

Mexico's data protection authority (IFAI) will not rush to carry out compliance inspections or take enforcement actions when the country's data protection law is implemented in July, reports the Hogan Lovells Chronicle of Data Protection. IFAI President Commissioner Jacqueline Peschard Mariscal said last month that the government expects companies to take steps to fulfill the law's basic requirements, such as appointing personnel to data protection responsibilities and establishing written policies on the subject. But, training and education of covered entities will be the authority's primary focus for now, Mariscal said. Mexico's data protection law was passed in April 2010. It recognizes the right to personal data and establishes data protection requirements for government agencies.
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