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Law: There is no general data protection law in Guyana.

Regulator: There is no general supervisory authority.

Summary: Guyana does not have a privacy or data protection law in place. However, it does have legislation specific to the financial sector, such as the Financial Institutions Act of 1995, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act No. 13 of 2009 and the Credit Reporting Act of 2010. The Bank of Guyana oversees anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism activities. In addition, citizens of Guyana have the right to access information held by or under the control of any public authority, according to Act No. 21 of 2011 Access to Information Act 2011. The Guyana Revenue Authority is also mandated under the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act to report accounts of US citizens to the US Internal Revenue Service on an annual basis. Although there were wide-ranging discussions regarding drafting a data protection law in 2015, after concerns were raised by the Private Sector Commission, these have yet to significantly develop further.