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Data Protection Framework Would Seek Adequacy

PRIVACY LAW—CAYMAN ISLANDS

November 29, 2011

The government of the Cayman Islands is currently reviewing draft legislation for a robust data protection framework. Deputy Information Commissioner Jan Liebaers recently told the Daily Dashboard that the draft legislation "is modeled after the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) and the UK's Data Protection Act 1998" and that the driving force behind the framework is to gain adequacy status from the European Union. Liebaers said that gaining adequacy would not only promote more fluid data flows but also "strengthen links between businesses in the Caymans and the EU as well as multinationals which do business in the Cayman Islands." The Cayman Islands Cabinet is currently reviewing the draft and is expected to release its findings for public consultation soon.   
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