Personal Data Protection During the COVID-19 Health Emergency in Mexico

As a consequence of the COVID-19 health emergency declared by the Mexican government on March 30, many companies in the Mexican market have needed to collect information from their employees as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.

In Mexico, the 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) regulates the right to informational self-determination. The law provides that data that may reveal information relating to the health of individuals be deemed as “Sensitive Personal Data.”

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