Chief Technical Director in the Technology Ministry, Wakheen Murray, told the Joint Select Committee yesterday that it’s important to note that the data protection bill proposes to exempt from prosecution personal data obtained for special purposes including Journalism.

Miss Murray expanded on the context in which the bill proposes to prevent the prosecution of people who obtain information for special legal purposes.

Wahkeen Murray, Chief Technical Director in the Science and Technology Ministry with responsibility for Information Communication Technology

The next meeting of the committee is set for July 24.