Privacy advocates slam Mexico court ruling over access to bank data


FILE PHOTO: A view of The Mexican Supreme Court in Mexico City, Mexico August 16, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican Supreme Court ruling giving the country's finance agencies automatic access to citizens' and companies' banking information sparked outrage on Thursday from privacy advocates and others.

The court decision came after a businessman accused the Finance Ministry of infringing on his constitutional right to privacy for requesting bank documents over tax fraud suspicions.

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