The National Institute for Transparency Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (INAI)
The National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (INAI) is the Mexican autonomous constitutional body that guarantees two fundamental rights: access to public information and personal data protection both in public and private sectors; by promoting a general culture of transparency and government´s accountability to society.
Its main goals are:
- Objective 1: Guarantee, promote, supervise and monitor the rights of access to public information and the protection of personal data, as well as the transparency and open government.
- Objective 2: Guarantee the proper use of personal data by protecting the rights of access, rectification, cancellation, and opposition that everyone has concerning their information.
- Objective 3: Promote an institutional model of results-oriented towards public service with a focus on human rights and a gender perspective.
The protection of personal data is a fundamental right in the Mexican Constitution enshrined in Article 16th of the Mexican Constitution.
The INAI is granted the power to disseminate knowledge of this right among Mexican society, promote its exercise and ensure its due observance by entities holding personal data.
The INAI has maintained an international activity by regularly participating in the main regional and international cooperation mechanisms.
To date, INAI participates in the following cooperation mechanisms:
- Global Privacy Assembly
- Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Convention 108)
- Ibero-American Data Protection Network
- Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum
- International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development working groups
- Global Privacy Enforcement Network
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Economy Steering Group (DESG) Data Privacy Subgroup