Bermuda’s new privacy legislation: are you prepared?
For any organisation, personal information about customers, clients, employees and suppliers is a valuable asset. But it is also a responsibility. Protecting the privacy of personal information is not just a hot topic on the internet, it is now every Bermuda organisation’s legal duty.
The Personal Information Privacy Act 2016 (PIPA), which will come into force in the latter part of 2018, affects every individual and organisation that uses personal information in Bermuda, including companies, charities and Government. It imposes a number of requirements for the safeguarding and use of personal information – and significant penalties for non-compliance – so businesses need to be prepared.
- This article was first published in RG Business, May 2018.
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