-DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY-
Personal Data Protection Law Coming This Year
The Government will introduce a Data Protection Act this year, which will regulate the use of personal information compiled on Jamaicans. The Act will seek to protect the privacy of individuals in relation to personal data and the regulation of the collection, processing, storing, use and disclosure of certain information relating to individuals. Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister of State Hon. Julian Robinson, told the government recently that there is “a need for a more uniformed, robust and clear mandate to protect privacy and personal information.” Robinson added that a position will be established for a single information and communication technology regulator within the next couple of years.