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JSC to start hearing submissions on Data Protection Bill today

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Joint Select Committee (JSC) of Parliament set up to review the provisions of the proposed Data Protection Act will today start hearing submissions from stakeholders.

The Bill was tabled in October in the House of Representatives by Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley, who is also chairing the committee.

Under the Act, private and public sector entities will need to implement the necessary technical and institutional support to ensure greater protection of personal data within their custody or control.

Read the full article online in the Jamaica Observer