Bahamas Data Protection Act of 2003

Overview

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Outline

Preliminary
Short Title
Interpretation
Crown to Be Bound
Application of Act
Exclusions to Act

Protection of Privacy of Individuals with Regard to Personal Data
Collection, Processing, Keeping, Use and Disclosure of Personal Data
Exceptions to Section 6
Right of Access
Exceptions to Right of Access
Right of Rectification or Erasure
Right to Prohibit Processing for Purposes of Direct Marketing
Duty of Care Owed by Data Controllers
Disclosure of Personal Data in Certain Cases

The Data Protection Commissioner
The Commissioner
Enforcement of Data Protection
Enforcement Notices
Prohibition on Transfer of Personal Data Outside the Bahamas
Power to Require Information
Powers of Authorised Officer
Codes of Practice
Annual Report.

Miscellaneous
Unauthorised Disclosure by Data Processor
Disclosure of Personal Data Obtained Without Authority
Appeals to Court
Evidence in Proceedings
Hearing of Proceedings
Offences by Directors, Etc. Of Bodies Corporate
Prosecution of Summary Offences by Commissioner
Penalties
Regulations
Transitional Provisions.
First Schedule
Second Schedule - the Data Protection Commissioner.

 

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This article was contributed by Jason Jacobs from Guyana. Jason is a member of the Caribbean CSPA. 

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