White Paper – Assessing the Right to Personal Data Portability in Mexico

Published: June 2020

The right to personal data portability arises as a new complementary modality to the right of access to personal data that had its origin in the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Mexico, by enacting the personal data protection regulations in the public sector in January 2017, adopted this figure, creating an asymmetry among the personal data protection regulations held by private parties. This research outlines in a simple way what the right to portability is, the similarities and differences between European and Mexican law regarding portability, and makes a brief analysis of the recent reform proposals to incorporate this right into Mexican regulations for personal data protection held by private parties.