The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says Parliament should implement laws to protect people’s privacy during surveillance by the security forces.

Commissioner of INDECOM, Terrence Williams, says the new laws should manage and control how the security forces conduct surveillance.

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He says without rules to govern surveillance, people’s ‘private moments’ can be recorded and broadcast.

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Mr. Williams says surveillance must be properly managed by legislation, which he says is ‘currently completely absent in Jamaica’.

The INDECOM Commissioner is calling for rules to be implemented to guide the use of surveillance.

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Terrence Williams says there should be independent approval for what he describes as ‘intrusive surveillance’.