Both Barbados and Jamaica passed substantive data protection laws in the past 18 months. Neither jurisdiction has, however, taken the relevant procedural steps to actually make their privacy laws enforceable.
In Paymaster (Jamaica) Ltd. v Grace Kennedy Remittance Services Ltd, the Jamaican Supreme Court has awarded significant damages, equivalent to approximately US$4+ million, to a software programmer following a copyright dispute. The bulk of the award? Interest!
I researched which countries in the Caribbean region have e-commerce laws and the results are listed below
a general right to privacy must be read into the Jamaican Constitution
Following the Jamaican High Court decision in Aswan v National Commercial Bank, even if a contractual provision provides for confidentiality in your dealings, it may not be enough to protect your intellectual property interests if your actions, subsequent to the entry into the contract, suggest that you are o.k. with your confidential information being disclosed […]
A privacy and data protection act is to be tabled in Jamaica in the next three months. Andrew Wheatley, the government minister responsible for technology, made the disclosure via the Jamaica Information Service website recently. This is the third such public announcement by the Minister in five months (See here and here). Presumably, therefore, there is substance […]
The Inter-American Development Bank, in association with the Organisation of American States, launched a publication: Cybersecurity: Are We Ready in Latin America and the Caribbean? According to the blurb on the website: The 2016 Cybersecurity Report is the result of the collaboration between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Organization of American States (OAS), and […]