May 14, 2020 / COVID-19 / Personal Data Protection
The Commission President of the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information, and Protection of Personal Data (INAI), Francisco Javier Acuña Llamas, and Commissioner Oscar Guerra Ford, agreed that transparency is key for governments to keep society informed and communicate the truth about what happens during the pandemic. They stated that after the emergency, society will be very clear about which government was transparent and which was not.
They are clear that the work of INAI and the guarantor agencies of the states will be a factor to be considered in order to judge effectively and objectively the behavior of the federal and state governments during the pandemic.
In Mexico, the right of access to information has been exercised during the contingency. Regarding the foregoing, more than 2,000 information requests regarding the health emergency have been submitted, which the INAI has systematized into 100 specific questions, classified into 12 categories to which the health authority has responded and which can be consulted on the following microsite “Transparencia Proactiva COVID-19” (Proactive Transparency COVID-19).
In this virtual space, the total number of cases registered nationwide, the availability of hospitals, the occupation of beds available up to date, among other data may be consulted. Through the aforementioned microsite, INAI aims to provide accurate, timely, and continuous information to Mexican society.
You may consult the Official INAI communication (150/20) on this link: