New Mexican Law Enters Into Force; IFAI Gets New Name

7 May 2015

The new Mexican General Law of Transparency and Access to Public Information (LGTAIP) entered into force May 5, according to an announcement by the Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (IFAI) which is changing its name to National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI).

The announcement said the agency is strengthened with better and new powers by the law, which signed by President Enrique Peña Nieto (see his remarks) and published in the Official Gazette. The law represents a “major advance in transparency,” the Institute said.

The new law establishes the principles, general rules and procedures to ensure the right of access to information held by any authority, entity, body or agency of the legislative, executive and judicial branches, autonomous bodies, political parties, trusts and public funds, as well as bodies that receive public resources and exercise or perform acts of authority for the central government, states and municipalities.

For now, the agency will maintains its same Internet address ( and the same Twitter account (ifaimexico).

In six months, the Institute will issue necessary implementation guidelines, the announcement says.


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