Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, says that the Government is “moving rapidly” to complete the Data Protection Bill, which would better enable Jamaicans to safeguard their personal information online.

“There will be new rights that we’ll have, and it’s part of Jamaica joining the global world, because other parts of the world have already implemented personal data protection laws,” Mrs. Williams said, while addressing the opening ceremony for the Coders of

“It’s not a matter of if we’re going to do this. We have to, as part of the global world. As you know, personal data is big business. There are many companies that make a lot of money buying and selling our data without our knowledge, and so the regimes are being created around the world, where we will have the right to say how our personal data is used,” she added.