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The 43rd edition of the Global Privacy Assembly, GPA Mexico 2021 co-sponsored by Baker McKenzie, kicked off Monday with a full slate of virtual presentations and discussions. The program included speakers from regulators and data protection authorities, the private sector, think tanks and advocacy groups, NGOs, and academia—and covered topics ranging from facial recognition to the impact of data protection on marginalized communities. In case you weren’t able to catch the proceedings we’ve compiled some…

The 43rd edition of the Global Privacy Assembly, GPA Mexico 2021 co-sponsored by Baker McKenzie, kicked off Monday with a full slate of virtual presentations and discussions. The program included speakers from regulators and data protection authorities, the private sector, think tanks and advocacy groups, NGOs, and academia—and covered topics ranging from facial recognition to the impact of data protection on marginalized communities. In case you weren’t able to catch the proceedings we’ve compiled some…

General purpose After several attempts to classify the content of video games in Mexico, the Ministry of Interior (SEGOB) on November 27, 2020, published the General Guidelines of the Mexican System of Classification Equivalencies for Video Game Content. It is more likely than not that the Mexican government borrowed a page from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) classification system applied in United States. Moreover, the guidelines set the content specifications for classification purposes, specifying…

1. Legal Basis Under Articles 138 and 136 of the General Health Law, the employer is obliged to notify health authorities of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19. As a result, the processing of personal sensitive data as health data in the workplace may be necessary. Personal data should be processed for specified and explicit purposes. This means that in order to comply with the obligation relating to health and safety at the workplace, minimum…

Government-owned entities, including public hospitals, research centers, financial and banking institutions, among others, will now be required to implement privacy controls and measures to protect citizens’ data under the new General Law for the Protection of Personal Data held by the public entities (the “Law”). Compliance can be achieved through procurement of cloud-based services and host personal data abroad, which may provide business opportunities for cloud and IT service providers in Mexico.Where do we see…

Nearly every company in the world is struggling to effectively manage the broad range of legal and operational risks associated with data. Data is everywhere, and everyone is working to maximize its organizational value, while avoiding wrongful disclosures, theft of informational assets, and the losses related to the costly legal fallout. This is the result, in large part, of new legislation, heightened regulatory scrutiny and marketplace expectations, and increased dependence on service providers for core…