According to the Constitution of Mexico, the protection of personal data is a fundamental right of all Mexican citizens. Under federal law, individuals also have a right to access, change, oppose, or suppress their personal data. Although all private companies process data, some are not sufficiently familiar with Mexico’s data privacy principles and regulations, and many may not have an up-to-date assessment of their own risk of a data breach. In addition, they may not be aware that the Mexican Supreme Court’s recent shift in perspective regarding personal injury cases may herald a change in the way data privacy breaches are handled in the future. This interview explores the impact of Mexico’s data privacy regulations on private companies, discusses the unique approach of Mexican regulators to data privacy enforcement, and offers advice as to how companies can stay compliant.
Hogan Lovells today published Pan-American Governmental Access to Data in the Cloud, the fifth installment in a series of White Papers examining government access to data held by Cloud service providers. Examining the right of governments in the United States and Latin America to access data in the Cloud, the White Paper concludes that the physical location of Cloud servers does not significantly affect government access to data stored on those servers, and that it is fundamentally incorrect to assume that the United States government’s access to data in the Cloud is greater than that in the Latin American countries examined.
Mexico’s new privacy law goes into effect in July. While enforcement will be delayed, companies are expected to have privacy officers and written policies in place. This blog entry reports on recent comments by the head of Mexico’s privacy commission at a program organized by Hogan Lovells.
As the Data Protection Authority and Privacy Commissioner Conference in Jerusalem winds up, Hogan Lovells Privacy and Information Management Practice Leader Christopher Wolf shares this report publihsed in the Huffington Post which he co-authored with his co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum think tank, Jules Polonetsky: