Government Monitoring Online Activities? US Human Rights Report Says They Might

The Government may be monitoring your private online communications without appropriate legal authority.

That’s according to the latest human rights report on Jamaica released yesterday by the US Department of State.

The 22-page report did not go into much detail but states that credible reports suggested that the Jamaican government monitored private online communications.

The report also praised the government for not restricting or disrupting access to the internet or censoring online content.

Efforts to contact National Security Minister, Peter Bunting and Technology Minister, Phillip Paulwell were unsuccessful.

When contacted for this afternoon, the State Minister in the Ministry of Technology, Julian Robinson, said he could not comment because he’d not seen the report.

AND, the report has again raised concerns over allegations of unlawful killings by the security forces.

It notes that while the government has increased its efforts to investigate and punish members of the security forces who commit abuses, a lack of willingness of witness to come forward continues to plague the system.

Jevon is a Reporter/Producer/Presenter with NNN. He holds a BA in Mass Communication (Journalism: emphasis) from Northern Caribbean University (NCU).