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Jamaicans requesting honesty and transparency around JAMCOVID data breach

The Jamaica Observer published an article on February 19, 2021 about Jamaica demanding honesty and transparency about the JAMCOVID data breach. Here’s a summary:

  • The PNP’s spokesperson on science, technology and commerce, Hugh Graham, states the Government and the Amber group need to provide transparency and honesty concerning the JAMCOVID data breach.
  • This follows reports this week that the data of nearly half a million people were left unprotected in an unspecified amount of time.
  • Demands are being made by Graham that the Government and Amber Group should explicitly outline the steps undertaken to cauterize the leak and be honest about steps taken to notify vulnerable people about the potential risks to themselves and their data.
  • He also pointed out that the Government’s handling of this incident doesn’t inspire confidence about the proposed NIDS. He warned that we cannot afford to expose our reputation and brand Jamaica to further risk.



Contributed by Racquel Bailey from Jamaica. Racquel is a member of our Women in InfoSec Caribbean (WISC) initiative on Discord. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security.

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