Mexico adheres to Convention 108 of the Council of Europe for data processing

On 26 April 2018, the Mexican Senateapproved the country’s adherence to the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Treaty 108 of 28 January 1981) and its Additional Protocol (adopted on 8 November 2001).

The importance of this agreement lies in the fact that it is the first international instrument on the protection of individual data approved by the Mexican State.

Accession to this Convention is possible for non-member countries of the Council of Europe.  In Latin America, Uruguay is already a party, while Argentina has received a formal invitation to join.