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Data Disquiet! - Proposed Powerful Information Commissioner Sparks Concerns

The proposals surrounding the creation of an office of an Information Commissioner have raised the first red flag in the Data Protection Act now being considered by a Joint Select Committee (JSC) of Parliament.

The legislation provides for a commissioner who will monitor compliance with the act, give the minister advice and promote the observance of the requirements of the act.

"The commissioner shall act independently in the discharge of the functions of the commissioner and shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other persons or entity," reads the proposed legislation.

Read the full article online in The Gleaner.