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…

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…

Barbados’ advanced privacy law now enforceable

March 31, 2021. A proclamation issued a few days earlier has fixed that date to mark the Barbados Data Protection Act, 2019-29 coming into effect. Put another way: March 31 is when the privacy compliance landscape in Barbados will change immutably.

Status of Data Privacy Laws in the Caribbean [Feb 2021]

With the recent activities around operationalising data privacy laws in Barbados and Jamaica, I thought it would be a good time to provide an update on the status of privacy laws in the Commonwealth Caribbean*, generally. I have also included, where applicable, recent privacy-related developments in the relevant jurisdictions. TL;DR – Six jurisdictions are without…