Committee Reviewing Data Protection Bill Reconvenes


A Joint Select Committee of Parliament set up to review the Data Protection Bill reconvened this afternoon following a delay of more than 1-year

Technology Minister, Fayval Williams chaired the meeting.

Minister Williams explained the delay.

Minister Williams this afternoon gave members of the committee copies of a summary of the various submissions made to the government about the data protection bill.

The summary is to be reviewed by the committee.

Minister Williams says the committee will be seeking to wrap up its deliberations after two more meetings.

The Technology Minister reiterated the context in which the Government is pressing ahead with the Data Protection bill.

Fayval Williams, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology addressing a Joint Select Committee meeting this afternoon.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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