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Mexico to host global forum on privacy

Mexico to host global forum on privacy

Mexico, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The 43rd Global Privacy Assembly (GPA) will bring together in Mexico for the first time in history the giants of the mass management of personal data, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, organizers announced.
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In a press release, Josefina Roman, commissioner of the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI), said that experts from these five transnationals will talk about information technologies and data protection.

She pointed out that for first time Facebook and Amazon will be taking part at the same time in the forum, organized by the GPA.

The Mexican official and Commissioner Francisco Javier Acuña are organizing the 43rd GPA 2021 at INAI, which will be held in Mexico City virtually from October 18 to 21, under the theme ‘Privacy and Data Protection: a human-centered approach’.

The objective is to establish international standards to guarantee the adequate safeguarding of the human right to privacy and the protection of personal data, she said.

Roman stressed that INAI is hosting this international event that will bring together more than 130 data protection and privacy authorities from 80 countries, in order to discuss and analyze the coexistence between the development of new information technologies and the right to protection.

She pointed out that INAI and the Office of Information Commissioners chose privacy and data protection as the thematic axis of the meeting, considering the challenges posed by the Covid-19 health emergency, which put on the table the importance of the topic at a national and international levels.

She also informed that the opening ceremony will be held at Palacio de Mineria (Mining Palace), while the sessions will be virtual with experts strategically chosen to represent the countries from all five continents.

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