Robert Morgan Highlights Importance of Data Protection Act

The significance of the data protection act was one of the areas of focus highlighted on International Day for Universal Access to Information, by State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information Robert Morgan.

He was speaking at the launch of cohort three records and information management implementation and workshop.

He was speaking at the launch of cohort three records and information management implementation and workshop

The launch of the Records and Information Management Policy implementation and sensitisation programme was established to govern records and information across all ministries and departments.

Allowing for the ease of doing business and has helped with the storage of important records. With Monday being recognised as international day for universal access to information, the focus is on maintaining this access for all Jamaicans.

Morgan notes that the passage of the data protection act has further reinforced the importance and control of information being shared.

Adding to this, the director of the access to information unit at the education ministry noted that investments in records management are critical to strengthening access to information.