Feb 072011
 February 7, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Shaliza Hassanali reports:

Opposition members prevailed on the Government on Friday to suspend consideration of the Data Protection Bill, claiming there were too many flaws. The suspension came at committee stage in Parliament, as both sides sought to amend the bill’s clauses which seek to provide protection of individuals’ privacy.

During his contribution to the debate, Diego Martin North East MP Colm Imbert accused the Government of copying the bill from the People’s National Movement and presenting it as their own. “There is no difference with this (bill) and the legislation in 2009…This is a carbon copy with a few changes,” Imbert said.

Read more in the Guardian (Trinidad & Tobago)

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