What: Guyana Data Protection Bill open for comments. Deadline: May 3, 2023 How: submit comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com Quick impressions: A copy of the Bill as at April 16, 2023 is available on the Government’s website and below.
Category: data protection and cybersecurity
A complex array of frameworks and arrangments exist globally and regionally for addressing aspects of cybersecurity and data protection. I keep tabs on these developments – whether private contract provisions to legislation to treaties and voluntary frameworks.
Saint Lucia brings its privacy law into force
Earlier this year, a proclamation order was issued, partially proclaiming the Saint Lucia Data Protection Act Cap 8:18 and bringing key provisions of the law into effect.
[cybersecurity] Novel anti-hacker law in British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean
What The law – The Cyber (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2020 – came into effect three years ago in 2020 in several overseas British territories including Anguilla, Cayman, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos and the Virgin Islands (British). The rationale behind the Order? Create a cross-border enforcement mechanism to better limit the ability of malicious threat…
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…
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…
🇧🇿Belize’s proposed Data Protection law adds unique spin to the familiar
The National Assembly of Belize has published a draft of its proposed privacy law: the Belize Data Protection Bill. Broadly speaking, the Bill, builds on the work of its Caribbean neighbors by going further, in terms of its overall scope and implementation requirements.
🇯🇲 Jamaica appoints privacy regulator – Information Commissioner
Jamaica has appointed Celia Barclay as its first Data Protection Commissioner, effective December 1, 2021
🇧🇧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 privacy regulator issues 3 enforcement orders
Slew of new enforcement orders issued by the privacy regulator for the Cayman Islands.
🇰🇾 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…