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Carlos is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Information Technology and Communications Practice Group in Mexico City, and the head of the Firm's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Group in Mexico. A Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and an award winner of national accolades on digital transformation and legal innovation, Carlos is recognized by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and other international publications as one of the country's leading TMT lawyers. Carlos' strong specialization and multidisciplinary consultancy background (prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he led the TMT legal practice of PwC) and superior legal tech law knowledge, are the foundation of Carlos' unique vision and problem-solving skills, which allows Carlos to assist clients to identify and address corporate, commercial, technical, compliance, tax, regulatory, strategy, expansion and policy issues that arise in different phases of complex technology projects.

Explore Data PULSE, a platform which helps you to navigate the complex landscape of data, regulatory and IP protection concerns at each stage of the medical product life cycle. As you navigate through each key issue, Data PULSE will help you to identify and mitigate risks across multiple jurisdictions and optimize your strategy through research, market authorization and post-market study phases.

On 13 April 2022, an agreement issued by Technical Council of the Mexican Social Security Institute was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. Through the agreement, the Council approved the General Guidelines for compliance with the obligation established in the third paragraph of Article 15 A of the Social Security Law. The Guidelines regulate the presentation of information regarding providers of Specialized Services through the Information Platform for Specialized Services or Works Contracts.

To highlight data security and privacy laws and developments that are already in place, or in progress, in Africa, the new Baker McKenzie Africa Data Security and Privacy Guide outlines information on country-specific data privacy and security laws in 11 countries in Africa – Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe

The latest iteration of our annual Digital Transformation and Cloud Survey features insights from 500 global respondents, who cite heightened attention on and investment in cybersecurity, AI and the cloud as indicators of digital transformation being an integral part of enterprise thinking and planning. In this report, we provide these results together with insights from our almost decade of surveying the marketplace and thought leadership in digital transformation and cloud.

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.”

In brief The amendments to the Law that oblige financial institutions to obtain and store real-time geolocation of clients’ mobile devices went into effect in a staggered manner and by sector As of 21 March 2021. The National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) will verify that financial institutions comply with…

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…