Hogan Lovells assists Bermuda with Privacy Legislation
13 July 2015
LONDON, 13 July 2015 – A team from Hogan Lovells has played a key role in creating Bermuda's new privacy laws, introduced in the British overseas territory's parliament on Friday. The proposed legislation drafted by our lawyers is a milestone in the protection of rights of the residents of Bermuda.
Eduardo Ustaran, head of the firm's European privacy and information management practice, and senior associate Victoria Hordern, worked closely with the Bermudian government to draft the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).
The PIPA Draft Model sets out how organisations, business and the government may use personal information.
Eduardo Ustaran commented:
"Bermuda's new privacy law is aimed at promoting Bermuda as a leading digital market where personal information is protected in accordance with globally accepted standards.
"The proposed law has been carefully crafted to protect the rights of individuals in relation to their personal information, while allowing organisations to use data in line with the needs of the 21st century."
A public consultation on the PIPA Draft Model is now underway.
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The PIPA Draft Model can be found here