As we previously reported, the Mexican government has developed draft regulations for the implementation of Mexico’s Federal Law on the Protection of Personal Data in the Possession of Private Parties (Ley Federal de Protección de Datos Personales en Posesión de los Particulares). The U.S. Department of Commerce recently circulated an English translation of the draft regulations. Public comments on the draft are due on August 3, 2011, and Mexican officials have indicated they will not grant extensions for late submissions. A final version of the regulations is expected to go into effect in January 2012. 

Access the text of the draft regulations in English.

Access the text of the draft regulations in Spanish.