Judge grants definitive suspension of the biometric data registry

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This story originally appeared on Alto Nivel

The Second District Judge in Administrative Matters Specialized in Economic Competition, Broadcasting and Telecommunications of Mexico City, Juan Pablo Gómez Fierro, granted the first definitive suspension against the National Register of Mobile Telephone Users (PANAUT), because that database, by itself “is not intended to constitute a direct and immediate benefit for the community.”

The definitive suspension has the effect that the promoter of the amparo is not obliged to hand over their biometric data, as required by the reform of the Federal Telecommunications Law, until the merits of the amparo are resolved. Although this ruling only benefits the complainant in this lawsuit, it is an important precedent for the dozens of injunctions that have already been filed to challenge PANAUT.

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