Earlier, we reported on the passage of a sweeping new data protection law in Mexico. Recently, the law went into effect earlier this month. The new law drastically expands the powers of Mexico’s data protection authority, which has now been renamed the “Federal Institute of Access to Information and Data Protection.”

In a press release, the Federal Institute noted that while it may have greater power now that it is regulating the private sector in addition to its traditional public sector sphere, the Institute does not bear the sole responsibility to do so. Rather, various other Mexican agencies (such as those in charge of the economy, health, and telecoms)– will work in tandem with the Institute in order to resolve complaints and discipline for violations under the new law (la Ley Federal de Protección de Datos Personales en posesión de los particulares) can be found here, along with a link to a related post on this topic.