Doug Sacks

Doug Sacks
Mexican Data Protection Legislation Looms

By Doug Sacks In June 2002, Mexico made public, data protection legislation that was introduced in the Mexican Senate a year earlier. The language of this legislation resembles the Spanish interpretation of the EU Directive on Data Protection, which strictly regulates the use of data. The Mexican legislation was passed by the Senate, but has not been passed by the Congress. In the interim, leading Mexican direct marketing companies have formed a privacy committee within the Mexican DMA (AMMD) that has been actively meeting with industry and government leaders. Its goal is to ensure the legislation will treat all parties fairly. An enactment