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International Treaty On Data Protection Enters Into Force

Author:Mr Adolfo Athie and Teresa Del Rocio Espinosa Vega
Profession:Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.
 
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On September 28, 2018, a decree stating the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (“Convention 108”) and its Additional Protocol regarding Supervisory Authorities and Transborder Data Flows enter into force on October 1, 2018, was published in the Official Gazette. With this, Convention 108 and its Protocol are binding for Mexico.

Convention 108 and its Protocol are intended to guarantee the right to privacy of any individual in relation to the automated processing of personal data. The principles and other provisions contained in these instruments are applicable both to the processing of personal data by public and private entities.

In relation to cross-border flows of data, Mexico acquires two commitments: a) to facilitate the flow of personal data between Mexico and other member states and; b) establish requirements to ensure adequate protections in the transfer of data that is carried out...

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