The Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) was enacted on 15 July 2016. However, it is not anticipated to come into force until 2018. This is to provide organisations with time to prepare for PIPA’s implementation. An independent Privacy Commissioner is due to be appointed shortly to assist with this process and ensure compliance with PIPA once it is in force.
A Bill to protect the personal information of Bermuda residents - the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) - has been passed in the House of Assembly.
Last year the Government of Bermuda, under the Ministry of Economic Development, introduced a Draft Model Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) that fortified privacy protection rights for all residents. The PIPA Draft Model was sent out for public consultation from July 10th to August 17th, 2015. It covered personal information in both the online and offline environments (ie. filing cabinets), including provisions for the protection of children’s personal information, the use of “sensitive” information such as details about one’s race, religion, sexual orientation, etc, and access to medical records.
This very timely and important piece of legislation passed in the House on Friday July 15th.
This week the Government of Bermuda launched a new information portal at http://www.gov.bm/. Completely redesigned and revamped, it appears to be quite user friendly.
Legal resources can now be found in new locations.
In an update to my post from January, 'Another Step in the Right Direction: Bermuda Solvency II Equivalence', Bermuda has now been awarded full equivalence under the tough EU Solvency II regulations by the European Commission. After years of work, the Island is now one...