Attorney At Law, Justine Collins, says the proposed Data Protection Bill, needs clear guidelines on consent to allow Jamaicans to opt out of certain personal data being processed.

She made the case while addressing the Joint Select Committee of Parliament on the legislation.

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The proposed Data Protection Bill seeks to safeguard the privacy of individuals in relation to personal data, as well as regulate the collection and usage of personal information.

Ms. Collins says if left ambiguous Jamaica could find itself in breach of the General Data Protection Regulations, GDPR, soon to be mandated in the European Union and territories which trade with that region.

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She says the language should instead be adjusted to make consent informed where data subjects are fully aware of what their data is being used for.

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