Volume 7, Edition 5, May 2011

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ANSWER: D. Any private person or company that collects Personal Data (as defined by the Law) or otherwise uses, stores or processes (including discloses) Personal Data in Mexico is subject to the Data Protection Law. Even if the data is about someone who resides outside of Mexico, if any of these activities occurs on data located in Mexico, then the Law applies.

Late last year, Mexico enacted the Federal Law for the Protection of Personal Data in Control of Private Persons. Under this Law, which of the following are the only activities regulated?

A. Collection

B. Collection and Use

C. Collection, Storage and Disclosure; or

D. Collection, Use, Storage and Disclosure.


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