Caribbean data protection and privacy experts hosted a panel at last week’s Data Protection World Forum. Caribbean nations are at various stages of implementation of legislation to implement the legal shields and compliance required for parity with global data processing regimes. The Cayman Islands passed its data protection act in 2017 and it came into force at the end of 2019. Bermuda is the only region state state which has appointed and empowered a regulator with the power to make rulings on critical data protection issues. Jamaica’s laws will require social media companies to demonstrate accountability and transparency if they are using data from nationals of the country.