Public Defender Wants Records Of Some Citizens Detained Under SOEs Destroyed

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Public Defender, Arlene Harrison-Henry, is calling on the security forces to destroy the personal data of people who’re detained under States of Public Emergency if they’re only processed and released.

She says the data should be destroyed in the interest of preserving people’s privacy.

The Public Defender says the law allows the police to keep the bio-metric data of those detained.

But, she says there are no safeguards in law to dictate how the police use that data once it’s collected.

Arlene Harrison-Henry, Public Defender.

She was speaking during yesterday’s edition of Nationwide @ 5 with Tyrone Reid and Kemesha Kelly.



William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.


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