In the midst of a global pandemic and a number of recent natural disasters affecting the region, an interesting conversation point has arisen in ICT and telecommunications spaces: how to best utilise telecoms infrastructure to assist in managing inevitable national disasters. The International Telecommunications Union has recently published guidelines for national emergency telecommunications plans (NETPS). […]
The underlying fear is that this proposed convention is an attempt to legitimize the repression of free speech online. Have the majority of CARICOM states unwittingly helped?
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 […]
n June, the Eastern Caribbean States witnessed a quiet revolution: the introduction of mobile number portability
The Business Authority newspaper (Barbados) published an article under my name. The article is based on my written submissions to the Barbados Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on the Data Protection Bill, 2019. The article zooms in on my comments on the lack of protection offered to the Data Protection Commissioner’s office and the need for […]
Global Data Review recently reached out for comments on a recently announced collaboration between the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and Facebook. Under the initiative, the OECS will have access to Facebook’s Disaster Maps feature in the event of natural disasters. Links: Read the Global Data Review article here [subscription required]; a copy of the […]
a general right to privacy must be read into the Jamaican Constitution
A new draft of the proposed Barbados Data Protection Bill has been circulated. See a copy here.
In Barbados, the Financial Services Commission and the Central Bank have jointly created an important regulation: the Regulatory Sandbox Framework for the Financial Services Sector. Sandbox Benefits The no-fluff definition of a regulatory sandbox? A temporary observatory where regulators try to figure out whether a new financial product/service is fish or foul. Let’s flesh that […]
I was one of the speakers at the Bimtech Digital Forum 2018. The forum focused on pertinent considerations for service sector entities participating in the digital economy. The forum was put on by the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI) which is dedicated to the acceleration of service sector development and enhancing the export potential of service […]