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International Convention for Data Protection

On September 28, 2018, the decree promulgating the Convention for the Protection of Individuals whit regard to automatic processing of Personal Data, celebrated between Mexico and France, was published in the Official Journal of the Federation. It came into force last October 1st.

The objective of this convention is to guarantee to any individual, whatever its nationality or residence, the respect of their fundamental rights and freedoms of data protection, specifically the right to a private life, regarding the automatic processing of personal data of said individual in the territory of the contracting countries.

Regarding personal data management, the convention establishes fundamental principles concerned to the quality of the data, information security, complementary guarantees for the individual involved, as well as their exceptions and restrictions.

Regarding the border flows of personal data between the contracting countries, it establishes that this cannot be restricted unless that the domestic legislation rules it specifically.

The aforementioned convention became effective on October 1st, 2018 so it has become of mandatory compliance for the contracting countries.

In Acedo Santamarina we are ready to assist our clients in matters related with this convention. If you have any questions, please contact Andres Acedo at aacedo@acsan.mx.

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