The New Mexican Data Protection Law
Original broadcast date: July 29, 2010
After many years in development, the "Federal Law for Protection of Personal Information in Possession of Individuals" went into force in Mexico on July 6. The nation's first-ever private sector data protection law regulates the collection, processing and disclosure of personal data in an effort to ensure, "...that privacy and the right to informational self-determination of individuals are guaranteed." The law also expands the authority of an existing federal institution to enforce information access and data protection across the Mexican public and private sectors. Our program cast includes one of the law's regulators along with legal experts from the U.S. and Mexico. Gain a thorough understanding of the requirements, enforcement scope and operational impacts of this long-anticipated new privacy law.
Jim Halpert, Partner, DLA Piper LLP
Diego Martinez Rueda-Chapital, Partner, Cervantes Sainz Abogados, Mexico City, Mexico
Lina Ornelas, General Director for Classified Information and Personal Data, Federal Institute of Access to Public Information (IFAI, Mexico)
Harry Valetk, Corporate Privacy Director, MetLife