The Mexican Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (IFAI) is an autonomous, specialized, impartial and collegiate body with operational, budgeting and decision-making autonomy, that is in charge of guaranteeing the right to access public information, issuing resolution on denial of requests for access to information, and protecting personal data. IFAI is responsible mainly for:
- Ensuring the people’s right to access government information
- Protecting personal data that are held by both the federal government and by individuals
- Deciding on the refusals of access to information
IFAI is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Federal Law of Transparency and Access to Public Government Information (LFTAIPG – Transparency Act) and the Federal Law on Protection of Personal Data Held by Private Entities (LFPDPPP – Privacy Act).