I was honoured to be part of a panel discussion on the newly passed Barbados Data Protection Act at the inaugural Smart Barbados Week 2019.
The Smart Barbados Week was a 4-day symposium hosted by Barbados’ Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology (MIST). Its purpose was to engage the Barbadian public with the knowledge needed to support the country’s transition to ‘smart’ status.
My panel was a useful moment to discuss aspects of the new legislation. It also created an opportunity to make the connection between enabling legislation, like privacy laws, and achieving larger technology-focused developmental outcomes like smart societies.