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Saint Kitts and Nevis: Legislators pass Data Protection Bill

The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis announced, on 8 May 2018, that legislators had passed the Data Protection Bill 2018 ('the Bill') on 4 May 2018. The Bill aims to promote the protection of personal data processed by public and private bodies and creates obligations regarding the collection, use and disclosure of such data.

Attorney General, Vincent Byron, said, "[…] the Bill is largely derived from an Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States model and seeks to ensure that personal information in the custody or control of an organisation, whether it be a public group like the Government, or private organisation, shall not be disclosed, processed or used other than the purpose for which it was collected except with the consent of the individual and where exemptions are clearly defined."

You can access the press release on the Government's website here.