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IT Sub-committee

The Information Technology Sub-Committee consists of:

  • Andrew Douglas, Deloitte
  • Robert Eryou, Butterfield
  • Wayne McKenzie, CUC
  • Gilbert McLaughlin, Computer Services Department
  • Charisse Morrison, Cayman Islands National Archive
  • Rudy Myles, LIME
  • Russell Richardson, ICT Authority
  • Dale Sanders, Health Services Authority
  • Stephen Smith, Walkers
  • Peter Spratt, Kirk ISS

The Sub-Committee is responsible to the Data Protection Working Group for:

  1. Advising on information technology issues that might impact provisions within the draft Data Protection Bill.
  2. Recommending appropriate software to create, update, maintain and allow easy access to the register of data controllers administered by the Information Commissioner's Office.
  3. Investigating and reporting on the impact of new responsibilities and obligations under the Data Protection Bill upon current information technology operations in companies and business sectors, particularly new requirements to allow full compliance with subject access requests.
  4. Recommending what advice should be given to specific business sectors on issues to be addressed and best practices to be adopted in preparing for implementation and compliance with the Data Protection Law.
  5. Recommending standards, and/or recommending the adoption of existing standards, for privacy and data security.

Membership of the DPWG

The Data Protection Working Group consists of:

  • David Archbold, Chairman
  • Peter Broadhurst
  • Gail Goring
  • Robin Jarvis
  • Jan Liebaers
  • Simon Palmer
  • Bilika Simamba
  • Pastor Bob Thompson Jr.
  • Olivaire Watler

Terms of Reference of the DPWG

  1. To consider the appropriate framework for introduction of data protection legislation in the Cayman Islands.
  2. To make suggestions as to the appropriate approach for drafting and implementing a data protection policy and legislation, including consideration of necessary international privacy principles and its application to the public and private sector.
  3. To prepare a Policy (Issues) Paper for public consultation on the policy and legislative approach.
  4. To determine how synergies between the Confidential Relationships Preservation Law, Freedom of Information and Data Protection Legislation should be developed, including access to personal information and exemptions to access.
  5. To determine the appropriate independent office to oversee and enforce the future data protection legislation and how to incorporate this new role.
  6. To review draft legislation for data protection and review current laws and regulations which have privacy provisions, including access to personal information on public registers, to ensure consistency in approach and identification of potential conflicts.
  7. To make recommendations for implementation of the new law, including specifically for the protection of particularly sensitive personal information and appropriate organisational and technical safeguards. The working group should identify challenges and suggest solutions to address the needs of specific public authorities and general requirements of the private sector (where relevant).
  8. To report to the Attorney General and Cabinet Secretary on all of the above.

Last Updated 2015-05-08