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Mexico’s data protection authority (IFAI) has issued a statement announcing it will issue “an abundance of fines in 2014 following an unprecedented increase in violations of Mexico’s Federal Law on the Protection of Personal Data in the Possession of Private Parties,” Reed Smith’s Cynthia O’Donoghue writes in this Mondaq report. The IFAI has the authority to issue fines for such violations of up to $1.5 million and up to three years imprisonment for data controllers whose databases are breached under their control, with double penalties for "sensitive data." Editor’s Note: IFAI Commissioner María Elena Pérez-Jaén Zermeño will take part in the breakout session, “Regulatory Enforcement: Around the World in 90 Minutes” at this week’s IAPP Global Privacy Summit.
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