Mexico is a vital player in the global economic landscape. For companies looking to tap into the boundless potential of this thriving economic hub and expansive consumer market, it is crucial to comply with the stringent data protection regulations in the country - specifically the Federal Law on Protection of Personal Data Held by Private Parties (Ley Federal de Protección de Datos Personales en Posesión de Particulares or LFPDPPP) - and the increasingly rigorous control exerted by its supervisory authority.
Data processing activities are a routine part of everyday operations across all fields and it is vital to ensure that they are conducted in a lawful way. Without a good data protection compliance system, seemingly routine business activities such as mailings, access requests, and international transfers can give rise to hefty fines. In 2021, the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) issued sanctions of almost 5 million Mexican pesos, and this number is expected to grow year on year.
At FIRST PRIVACY, we help businesses unlock Mexico's business potential while complying with data protection regulations. Our team of multinational experts is well-equipped to assist Mexican entities of multinational corporations in navigating cultural and legal differences and ensuring compliance without losing sight of their business interests.
FIRST PRIVACY assists businesses by providing comprehensive knowledge and skills in the areas of safeguarding privacy, protecting data, ensuring compliance, and maintaining information security.
We review your processes and recognize areas for improvement
Through a series of interviews, we map and review all data flows to, from, and within Mexico, and review them to identify any risks and shortcomings. These interviews can be carried out in Spanish, English, Portuguese or German, depending on our client’s needs.
After conducting the exercise, we send our client a gap analysis with suggested remediation measures in light of the LFPDPPP, that is also and tailored to the industry practices and our client’s business interests.
Your companions in your day-to-day operations
We strive to provide our customers with support and service by helping them implement a compliant data protection system and acting as designated Oficial de Protección de Datos Personales (Data Protection Officer - DPO).
Our tailored services include:
- Data mapping and maintenance of records of data processing activities;
- Designing data protection policies and response plans;
- Processing data subject queries;
- Data protection awareness training;
- Data protection audits;
- Compliance monitoring.
Fábio Cavalcante, LL.M.
Senior Privacy Counsel
Phone: +49 421 69 66 32-886
Fábio provides regular advice to global companies on the implementation of privacy compliance programmes under the LFPDPPP.
To this end, he conducts comprehensive data mapping and gap analyses and develops plans to remediate gaps. He is also experienced in establishing procedures for data subject requests and managing data breaches. In addition, he regularly gives trainings to raise awareness of data protection in business groups.
Fábio studied law at the University of São Paulo (USP), did his Master of Laws at the Humboldt University of Berlin and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Bremen. He has also been a Visiting Researcher at the University of Oxford (Commercial Law Centre, Harris Manchester College) and at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome.
Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English and German.
We understand the importance of data privacy and have a team of native Spanish speakers who are experts in data protection, regulatory requirements, risk assessment, and incident response. We work with a wide range of clients in a variety of industries around the world, helping them achieve and maintain compliance with data protection laws and regulations.
FIRST PRIVACY will work closely with your organisation to develop and implement policies and procedures that protect personal data and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We will also provide regular training to your staff and ensure that any data breaches are handled promptly.