Mexico on the Verge of Amending its Data Protection Law
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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 passed a bill that, when ratified by the Senate, will become the country’s new Federal Law of Protection of Personal Information.  The Senate is expected to pass the bill shortly and without revisions.  When the bill is enacted into law, Mexico’s Federal Institute of Access to Information, the agency that currently oversees the disclosure of and access to government information, will be renamed the Federal Institute of Access to Information and Data Protection.  The agency’s jurisdiction will expand to include the protection of personal information of private individuals and entities.  We will provide additional details about the new bill as it becomes available.

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