Mexico is not making much progress on data protection, and data protection remains a major concern for the country’s businesses and citizens, the OECD said on Tuesday.
In a report titled “The Data Breach: Data Security in Mexico,” the OECD released a detailed report on how Mexico’s government and private sector is handling the data breach and what it means for its ability to provide its citizens with more data security.
“The government and the private sector must provide better data protection standards and transparency to the public and to the private sectors,” said OECD data protection expert Kristoffer Böhme, who was part of the OECD team that produced the report.
The OECD said Mexico’s lack of data protection was due to a lack of public trust in the government, which is responsible for ensuring that data are handled in a responsible manner.
It noted that the Mexican government, unlike in many countries, has an adequate network of data security experts, and that its police and other agencies are also capable of protecting against data breaches.
Mexico’s data security system, the Information Systeme de Comunicación, has been in place since 2009.
Despite the countrys lack of strong data protection systems, BöHme said that the country had been a leader in developing and implementing strong data policies.
He noted that Mexico has made significant progress in developing a data protection system, but that its data policies need to be updated.
To help Mexico make its data protection policies more transparent, the government should also publish and implement a transparent set of national security measures, Bøhme said.