Gov’t to strengthen legislation to protect personal information in cyberspace

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government will be making changes to critical pieces of legislation that will enable a more robust framework in protecting personal information in cyberspace.

These include the Data Protection Act, which is slated to be tabled in Parliament next year, and the establishment of a single Regulator for information and communications technology (ICT).

This was disclosed by Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, during the fourth National Cyber Security Conference, held at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, yesterday.

“Common sense dictates that those two must be the priority, and so we will be delivering on those and we are way advanced. I think drafting instructions were given as it relates to the Data Protection Act, while the consultants are wrapping up as it relates to the single ICT Regulator. They made a presentation to Cabinet recently and Cabinet is still mulling over (that),” he said. Read more

Source: Jamaica Observer