🇯🇲 Jamaica gets updated number portability guidance

What is number portability? Number Portability refers to the ability of a subscriber to retain their telephone number after leaving one service provider and, thereafter, utilising that same number with a new service provider. ‘Porting’ is a reference to the process by which the telephone number is transferred from one service provider to another. Number…

Status of Data Privacy Laws in the Caribbean [January 2022]

In honour of Data Privacy Day 2022, I have put together this post on recent developments in privacy law in the Commonwealth Caribbean.* I did a prior version of this post in 2021. You can read that here. The list has been updated to include references to Anguilla and Montserrat, bringing the total number of…

Barbados has appointed its first privacy regulator

What happened? The Government of Barbados has appointed Ms. Lisa Greaves as the country’s first Data Protection Commissioner. The official notice in last month’s Gazette indicates that Ms. Greaves’ appointment to the post is effective from July 15, 2021 and comes a few months after the Government brought the majority of the Barbados Data Protection…

Telecoms regulator in Bermuda shares objectives for 2022-2023 fiscal year

Bermuda’s telecoms regulator, the Regulatory Authority, has released its proposed 2022-23 Work Plan to solicit feedback. The Work Plan sets out the major activities that the RA intends to conduct during the upcoming fiscal year, 2022-23. The Work Plan suggests that for the telecoms (electronic communication) space, the focus will be on monitoring existing frameworks…

Cayman Updates its Privacy Law

In April 2021, the Cayman Islands published an updated Data Protection Act, 2021.  This news is not as exciting as it may seem at first blush. The updated DPA is virtually the same as the 2017 version.  In my view there are only two amendments worth noting:1. All references to the Information Commissioner in the…