Mexico has a new data protection law for public-sector agencies, Ley General de Protección de Datos Personales en Posesión de Sujetos Obligados. In this post for Privacy Tracker, Miguel Recio writes, "By issuing this law, after the amendment of Article 6 of the Constitution in 2014, Mexico has achieved two important goals," the public and private sectors now have similar rules and, as the law is in keeping with international standards, "this may be a key step to sign on or adhere, with reservations if applicable, to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108) of the Council of Europe." The law will also mean amendments to other federal and state laws, as it requires all government entities to align their data protection requirements to the new standards.
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