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.

Notes on the Fair Trading Commission v Digicel Jamaica decision

TheĀ Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (the ā€œBoardā€) recently rendered a high profile decision in Fair Trading Commission v DigicelĀ (mirror) where it confirmed the far reaching power of the Fair Trading Commission to intervene in proposed mergers of telecommunications providers. The decision will likely give telecommunications providers further cause for pause in future bids to…

Presentation: E-commerce and the Barbados Services Sector

A bit late with this one. Apologies. In September 2017, I gave a presentation at a breakfast seminar put on by the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries. The seminar was focused on E-Commerce in Barbados and I was asked to consider legal implications. My presentation touched on: Elements of an enabling e-commerce environment. Common barriers…