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Cayman Islands: Ombudsman calls for compliance with data protection law in light of Coronavirus

The Office of the Ombudsman ('the Ombudsman') called, on 3 April 2020, for compliance with the Data Protection Law, 2017 (Law 33 of 2017) ('the Law') in relation to COVID-19 ('Coronavirus'). In particular, the Ombudsman noted, among other things, that data controllers must ensure that individuals' personal data is only used for the proper purposes, for example the treatment of patients, and that sensitive personal data is not made accessible to unauthorised individuals. In addition, the Ombudsman highlighted that non-compliance with the Law can result in a fine of up to $100,000.

You can read the press release here.