Jamaica’s National Identification System proposal raises privacy concerns

(Sep 20, 2021) Jamaica is proposing a National Identification System to collect citizens’ personal and biometric data, Rappler reports. The system would collect residents’ ... Read More

Roundup: Ireland, US, Zimbabwe and more

(Sep 7, 2021) In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission issued a 225 million euro fine against messaging platform Wha... Read More

Bermuda Privacy Commissioner releases guidance on privacy officers

(Sep 7, 2021) Bermuda’s Privacy Commissioner released guidance on the qualifications and duties of privacy officers under the Personal Information Privacy Act. “In short, ... Read More

Global News Roundup: Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2021

(Sep 7, 2021) In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission issued a 225 million euro fine against messaging platform Wha... Read More

Bermuda’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner appoints assistant commissioner

(May 4, 2021) The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda appointed Georgia Fevriere as assistant commissioner, The Royal Gazette reports. Fevriere, who has worked ... Read More

Organizations call for data protections in digital ID bill

(Mar 17, 2021) Access Now and a coalition of 12 organizations are calling on Jamaican authorities to include human rights principles, processing of personal data and access... Read More

Bermuda privacy commissioner recognizes APEC CBPR System for data transfers

(Mar 2, 2021) The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda announced it recognizes the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross-Border Privacy Rules System as a certi... Read More

Attorney urges doctors to prepare for Jamaica's Data Protection Act

(Feb 24, 2021) Speaking before the Association of Consultant Physicians of Jamaica, Attorney Chukwuemeka Cameron urged doctors to prepare for implementation of the Data Pro... Read More

The latest on recent data breaches

(Feb 23, 2021) A researcher identified an exposed file that compromised private keys and passwords for Jamaica’s JamCOVID application and website, TechCrunch Read More

Global News Roundup: Nov. 30–Dec. 7, 2020

(Dec 7, 2020) In this week's global legislative roundup, read about the need-to-know details from the settlement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Zoom over da... Read More