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Carlos Vela Treviño is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Information Technology and Communications Practice Group in Mexico City, and the head of the Firm's Privacy and Data Protection practice in Mexico. He has vast experience in corporate, commercial and transactional work, including M&A, corporate restructuring, corporate governance and private equity transactions. A Certified Information Privacy Manager, he is recognized by Legal 500 and other international publications as one of the country's leading IT/C and media lawyers. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he led the IT/C legal practice of a Big 4 consultancy firm.

Deciphering Data, Baker McKenzie’s global webinar series on data privacy and security, aims to help you decode complex developments in cybersecurity, data protection, workplace privacy, regulatory updates, litigation and enforcement. There are a series of discussions on data protection in Latin America from Tuesday 7 September 2021 – Thursday 9 September 2021.

On 11 May 2021, the ”Draft Modification of the Mexican Official Standard NOM-151-SCFI-2016, Requirements to be observed for the conservation of data messages and digitalization of documents, published on 30 March 2017” (”Project”) was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. The Project aims to regulate and approve the rules applicable to the communication and transmission of data messages through ”certified electronic communications.”

On 4 November 2021, the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO) issued two draft agreements relating to electronic commerce: the guidelines on the Ethical Code on Electronic Commerce (“Code of Ethics”) and the guidelines on the launch of the so-called “Distintivo Digital PROFECO”. The Code of Ethics seeks to establish a set of values and principles for online service providers to protect rights of consumers, promote a culture of responsible consumption, and protect human rights and vulnerable populations. The Distintivo Digital PROFECO, on the other hand, will act as a seal of confidence, with official recognition. Endorsed by PROFECO, it will be granted to online providers that, under PROFECO criteria, fully comply with consumer protection rules and the Code of Ethics.

As the inauguration of the forty-sixth president of the United States approaches, the fragility of supply remains a critical lesson-learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new report, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, explores how the next US administration can work alongside partners and allies in the Western Hemisphere to…

On 12 November 2019, the Secretary of Public Administration (SFP) published in the Federal Official Gazette the “Resolution issuing the provisions regarding the reception and disposal of gifts, presents or analogous by public officials of the Federal Government.” The SFP recapped the provisions of the General Law of Administrative Responsibilities…