Adrián Alcalá Méndez

He holds a law degree and a master’s degree in Amparo. From 2014 to November 2020 he served as Secretary of Access to Information of the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI). During this period he collaborated in the issuance of legal opinions regarding the harmonisation of laws on transparency and access to information of the federal entities and contributed to the development, dissemination and implementation of policies, models and strategies on transparency, access to public information, government openness and verification of compliance with the obligations established in the laws of the matter.

He also represented INAI in the National Anti-Corruption System and on the international stage before the Transparency Network (RTA), the Organisation of American States (OAS) for the generation of the draft Inter-American Model Law on Access to Information 2.0, EUROsociAL for the construction of an Open Parliament model for the Region and, similarly, before the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

He was Proprietary Councillor of the Institute for Transparency and Access to Public Information of the State of Baja California from 2011 to 2014, serving as President Councillor for three years from 2011. In this position, he worked to consolidate the legal framework of the state guarantor body, and was a member of the drafting committee of the first citizens’ initiative of the Law for Transparency, Access to Public Information and Protection of Personal Data of the State of Baja California.