Charles Leacock Q.C. – Internet Law in Barbados


This is a video recording of a presentation by Charles Leacock, Q.C. on the state of internet laws in Barbados.

The presentation was given at the inaugural Barbados Internet Governance Forum and does an excellent job of outlining the existing digital law legislative framework at play in Barbados. The presentation touches on the:

  • Telecommunications Act;
  • Computer Misuse Act;
  • Electronic Transactions Act;
  • Corporate (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act
  • Copyright Act; and
  • the proposed Privacy and Data Protection Act

Naturally, being the DPP, Mr. Leacock gave prominence to the operation of the Computer Misuse Act which criminalises certain activities effected via a computer system.

This is a very useful video if you are interested in coming up to speed quickly on the overall state of the law in Barbados. Other video recordings of presentations made at the inaugural Barbados IGF may be accessed here.

End note: Mr. Leacock was, at the time of the presentation, the Director of Public Prosecutions for Barbados. Sadly, shortly after this presentation, he passed away. May he rest in peace.

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