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Mexico: INAI urges strengthening of cybersecurity standards

The Commissioner of the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Data Protection ('INAI'), Josefina Román Vergara, issued, on 25 July 2021, a statement urging Mexico to improve its cybersecurity standards and technical controls. In particular, Román noted that Mexico, along with Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru, is considered the most vulnerable countries to a cyber attack according to a recent report by the Inter-American Bank of Development ('IDB'). Furthermore, the Plenary of the INAI detailed that there are opportunities for improvement in Mexico's Federal Law on Protection of Personal Data Held by Private Parties, which the INAI has stated they have already identified including restrictions on cross-border data flows. Finally, Román outlined that the establishment of a strategic legal framework for the stability of cyberspace is a priority of the INAI and is essential to safeguard the rights of citizens. 

You can read the press release here.