Barbados has appointed its first privacy regulator

Barbados has appointed Ms. Lisa Greaves as the countrys first Data Protection Commissioner. Her appointment to the post is effective from July 15, 2021. The new Commissioner will be responsible for a gamut of activities that broadly encompass:sensitising members of the public about their privacy-related rights and obligations. She will also have duties pursuant to the Barbados Identity Management Act (BIM Act) Her office may well include the establishment of a registry to record details of both controllers and processors. The spectre of administrative fines and enforcement notices being issued now means that businesses that fall within the BDPAs ambit must come to terms with their various compliance obligations.


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