· They discussed the institutional developments that have taken place in the country in recent years in terms of transparency, including the transformation of IFAI to INAI.

President Enrique Peña Nieto met today with the Commissioners of the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (INAI), led by its President, Ximena Puente de la Mora, with whom he celebrated the first anniversary of the publication of the General Law of Transparency and Access to Public Information, which came fully into force today.

The President and the INAI Commissioners discussed  the institutional developments that have taken place in the country in recent years regarding transparency and access to information, highlighting the transformation of the Federal Institute of Access to Information and Data Protection ( IFAI) to INAI, which enjoys constitutional autonomy.

They also discussed the pending legislation regarding personal data and file protection, and trusted that Congress would soon undertake the work to implement the respective laws.

The president announced the upcoming publication of the Federal Law of Transparency and Access to Information. He also acknowledged the importance of institutional dialogue between INAI and the government in favor of the rights of access to public information and personal data protection.

The president also acknowledged the contribution of this independent constitutional body to accountability and the full rule of law.

The meeting, held at the National Palace, was attended by the following INAI Commissioners: Ximena Puente de la Mora, Francisco Javier Acuña Llamas, Areli Cano Guadiana, Óscar Mauricio Guerra Ford, María Patricia Kurczyn Villalobos, Rosendoevgueni Monterrey Chepov, and Joel Salas Suárez.

The President was accompanied by the Ministers of Finance Luis Videgaray Caso and Public Administration Virgilio Andrade Martinez; Head of the President’s Office Francisco Guzmán Ortiz; and General Coordinator of Politics and Government Andrés Massieu Fernández.