[Webinar] Jamaica’s Data Protection Act: What Your Business Needs to Know for 2022

November 10th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
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November 10th, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Data privacy and security are becoming more important in day-to-day business, and the European Union’s approach to consumer privacy rights has expanded its reach across the globe. Jamaica’s Data Protection Act of 2020 gave businesses a two-year period for implementation, but, as 2022 approaches, businesses must ensure their compliance before this deadline.

The act contains discreet requirements for the handling of personal data of individuals, as well as specific obligations for businesses in the event of a data breach.

This webinar will provide an overview of the Data Protection Act and practical advice on what steps your business can take today to comply. Carlton Fields Shareholders Christina Gagnier and Kristin Gore will share their experience working on data privacy and security compliance and implementation with their clients in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

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Christina Gagnier

Shareholder @Carlton Fields

Christina Gagnier is an experienced technology lawyer whose practice focuses on cybersecurity and privacy, blockchain technology, international regulatory affairs, technology transactions, and intellectual property. Her privacy practice includes counseling clients on compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Brazil’s Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais (General Data Protection Law - LGPD), Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), as well as data breach prevention and response. Christina is a nationally recognized thought leader on laws governing online harassment, including nonconsensual pornography and cyberbullying. She has served on notable committees studying technological issues, including the Federal Communication Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee.

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Kristin Gore

Shareholder @Carlton Fields

Kristin Gore is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on antitrust litigation and other complex commercial litigation. Kristin is an integral part of the firm’s antitrust cartel recovery practice, and in this capacity, she represents a range of corporate clients in multidistrict litigation in federal courts across the country. Kristin also represents international business clients in a range of litigation and dispute resolution matters in the United States. As a Jamaican national with dual citizenship since birth, Kristin's cross-cultural knowledge and experience are particularly beneficial for the increasingly global reach and multijurisdictional aspects of doing business today.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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