Jamaica – Data Protection Act, 2020 (JDPA)

Since the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there has been a race amongst territories in the Caribbean to enforce data protection legislation. The Data Protection Act, 2020 was passed by the Government of Jamaica in June 2020.

The two-year transition period for data controllers to take the necessary steps to ensure full compliance with the requirements under the Act commenced on December 1, 2021, and expired on November 30, 2023.

We can help!  DPSA has partnered with Calibra Solutions Limited, one of the Caribbean’s leading technology consultancies, to offer custom JDPA Privacy Gap & Risk Assessment programs to help your organization document and understand what gaps exist; and ongoing privacy program consulting services to help your organization remediate and close gaps, build your privacy program, and stay in compliance.

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Our comprehensive JDPA Privacy Gap & Risk Assessment Program includes:

  • Custom JDPA Assessment to identify gaps and measure readiness.
  • Remediation plan and prioritized roadmap of actions to take to achieve full compliance.
  • Assessment Findings and Review session with your JDPA privacy expert.
  • Access to the OneTrust privacy technology platform throughout the engagement to streamline the assessment effort and minimize disruption to your business teams.

Our range of ongoing JDPA privacy consulting services can help strengthen your program by:

  • Working with the organization to create a Record of Processing Activities Inventory and Data Map – a critical first step to achieving conformity with the JDPA.
  • Completing the DPIAs that must be filed with the Commissioner’s Office annually – ensuring the organization understands and takes action to limit the risk from data processing activities.
  • Building processes to respond to the Data Subject Rights that individuals have under the JDPA.
  • Assisting with Breach Notification readiness and drafting an incident response plan.
  • Acting as your outsourced Privacy Office to ensure remediation activities are on track and compliance requirements are met.

Contact us!

Tell us about your data privacy and security needs. Our experts are ready to assist you with assessing your organization for compliance whit the Data Protection Act, 2020 (Jamaica).

We offer a broad range of services that can be customized to your needs.

Contact Us Today and we can start you on a path to regulatory compliance.