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Info Regulator, Data Protection Law on the Way

PRIVACY LAW—JAMAICA

August 16, 2012

Jamaica Observer reports on the country’s forthcoming Data Protection Act, which “will regulate the use of personal information filed on Jamaicans.” 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.” The law will regulate data collection, processing, storage, use and disclosure of information about Jamaicans. Robinson added that a position will be established for a single information and communication technology regulator within the next couple of years.
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