Cuba passes privacy law

Cuba’s National Assembly has passed Ley 149/2022 “De Protección de Datos Personales” (Law 149/2022 “On the Protection of Personal Data” or, simply “LPDP” ) on Thursday August 25, 2022. The LPDP gives effect to the Cuban people’s constitutional right to privacy and is the nation’s first comprehensive privacy law. The LPDP includes the following key…

🇧🇿 Belize tables digital government bill

The Government of Belize has tabled a Bill to support digital Government efforts. Per a local news source, the proposed law – the Digital Government Bill, 2022 – is being introduced: tо еѕtаblіѕh thе Е-Gоvеrnаnсе аnd Dіgіtаlіzаtіоn Dераrtmеnt аnd рrоvіdе fоr іtѕ роwеrѕ, dutіеѕ аnd funсtіоnѕ; tо рrоmоtе аnd rеgulаtе thе рrоvіѕіоn оf еlесtrоnіс gоvеrnmеnt…

🇯🇲 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…