Prime Minister Andrew Holness
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has disclosed that the processes towards the establishment of the National Identification System (NIDS) are now 90 per cent complete.
He told the House of Representatives on Tuesday that a working group will be established shortly to develop the regulations.
The Prime Minister also told the House that to date, 37 consultations have been held with interest groups.
Mr. Holness sought to addressed concerns that have been raised about privacy and data protection, arguing that "the government is putting in place the necessary legislative framework with the Data Protection Bill... as well as protections built into the National Identification and Registration Act and pending regulations."
He said the legislative framework will be supported by "ensuring that Jamaica procures the best quality system and processes to protect and host our data."