BVI tables cyber laws

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The Government of the British Virgin Islands has tabled a number of bills in its parliament aimed at enhancing the digital economy. The suite of proposed legislation covers data privacy, the facilitation of electronic filings via government institutions, electronic commerce (electronic transactions, documents and signatures) and digital payments.

Public comments were invited in the first quarter of 2020, as a precursor to a final reading of the bills in the House of Assembly. It is unclear when the bills will be passed into law.

You can review a copy of the proposed laws below:

  • Data Protection Act, 2019 bill (link, mirror)
  • Electronic Filing Act, 2019 bill (link, mirror)
  • Electronic Transactions Act, 2019 bill (link, mirror)
  • Electronic Transfer of Funds Act, 2019 bill (link, mirror)

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Attorney at Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean. Focused on developments in the internet law sphere.