Mexico hosts global DPA conference and starts preparing for an EU adequacy application

The private sector omnibus data protection law is at the federal level, but amendments are likely in the future as Mexico ultimately aims at satisfying the GDPR adequacy test. By Laura Linkomies.

Mexico hosted virtually, on 18-19 October, the Global Privacy Assembly, which brought together DPAs from all over the world. Just after the conference, PL&B spoke to Commissioner Josefina Román Vergara and Commissioner Francisco Javier Acuña Llamas from The National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) that is effectively Mexico’s DPA both for the private and public sector at the federal level. Additionally, there is a Data Protection Authority in each State of the Mexican republic in charge of ensuring compliance with the law in the public sector.

The conference was about a human-centric approach in data protection, and creating trust.

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