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Jamaica To See Data Protection Act This Year

PRIVACY LAW—JAMAICA

August 6, 2012

Jamaica will enforce its Data Protection Act within this financial year, according to the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister of State Hon. Julian Robinson. Robinson told the House of Representatives on July 31 that the Data Protection Act aims to regulate the collection, processing, retention, use and disclosure of personal information. “There was a need for more uniform, robust and clear mandate to protect privacy and personal information,” Robinson said.
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