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June 28 2018

Protecting Personal Data in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands and Bermuda have recently passed comprehensive data protection laws.

Cayman's Data Protection Law was passed in March 2017 and will be enforced beginning in January 2019, while Bermuda 's Personal Information Protection Act will be enforced beginning in December 2018. Both laws support a growing expectation from international businesses and their clients that organizations operating in offshore centers have in place extensive data protection compliance policies backed up by robust data privacy legislation.

Drafted around a set of internationally recognized privacy principles, the new laws will provide a framework of rights and duties designed to give individual data subjects greater control over their personal data and, once in full force, will stand as the most comprehensive data protection laws in the region.