Data Privacy - Mexico 2019

With the evolution of the digital era and with new ways of doing business, personal data is now of great importance. This new model has made information become one of the most valuable assets for many companies, therefore its market value has increased and has become a target for hackers.

Data breaches are nothing new, some of them reach big proportions and media coverage, while others are unperceived. All of them, though, have something in common: data breaches affect companies greatly and have increased in the last few years.

This panel will cover how to manage data breaches in Central America, and will give recommendations for all the cases in which there are no clear guidelines on how to proceed.


Esta sesión se realizará en español



Ana Teresa Rizo
Arias (Nicaragua)

Ms. Rizo has advised international finance institutions reviewing the security structures and drafting the agreements. She also has advised foreign investors in their corporate organization to be used in Nicaragua as well as regulatory issues.

Ana Teresa has participated in complex transactions, including the due diligence and structuring the transaction to acquire companies in different areas such as retail, distribution, telecommunication, financial institutions, among others. She also acts as legal counsel to different local companies dealing with the day-to-day operations as well as taxes, labor and contracts.

Ana Teresa has also been involved in drafting and reviewing the “Ley de Garantías Mobiliarias” and “Ley de Leasing” to be approved by the National Congress as well as in the discussions of the “Ley de Promoción de la Competencia”.




Fabiola Villasana
Senior Lawyer
Stendhal Internacional (Mexico)


Luis Pedro del Valle
Arias (Guatemala)

Mr. del Valle's experience is in the area of corporative advice in general, including drafting of typical and non typical agreements, as well as complex corporate transactions. He has experience concerning finance and stock market transactions. He also possesses experience and knowledge in the fields of Telecommunications Law as well as Information Technology Law.


Vivian Gazel
Arias (Costa Rica)

Ms. Gazel is a Senior Associate at Arias, having joined in 2008. Telecommunications, government affairs, corporate matters and legal project management are her areas of expertise. She has advised local and international corporations on the provision of services, setting up operations, as well as complex regulatory issues, consumer law, reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, procuring permits and licenses and finding creative solutions to balance the business needs with the regulatory framework.

She has proven legal counseling experience in business environments, with an in-depth understanding of how issues affect her clients and has the ability to develop strategies to overcome such issues. Her professional experience includes more than two years as in-house legal counsel at Telefónica during its startup period.

Projects she has been involved in include due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, drafting comprehensive legal opinions on corporate and regulatory issues, public bid processes, procurement of telecommunications licenses, advising companies in its day-to-day operations and managing complex projects with several stakeholders.