Privacy & Data Protection Trends in The Bahamas…

March 30, 2021 Download PDF
Privacy & Data Protection Trends in The Bahamas…

Nassau, The Bahamas – GrahamThompson Associates Sean McWeeney Jr. and Christina Justin discuss recent trends and developments in Data Protection and Privacy in The Bahamas in a recently published Chambers and Partners Global Guide on the Law and Practice of Data Protection and Privacy in The Bahamas.

In the Publication, McWeeney Jr. and Justin cover “major privacy issues that emerged in 2020”, including developments that arose or were amplified, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors highlight important fintech developments, including the Central Bank of The Bahamas’ launch of the Sand Dollar, a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), and global first for central banks around the world.

The authors’ discussion of trends and developments in data protection and privacy also includes a review of the use of biometrics and surveillance, and some of the recent developments in 2020 and 2021 related to revenge porn, another key emerging issue. Remote work and employee monitoring, a rising workplace trend driven by the realties of COVID-19, is also covered.

McWeeney Jr. and Justin also provide snapshots of national cybersecurity strategy and expected changes to cyber laws, and URCA’s Electronic Communications Policy, 2020 – 2023.

The piece appears in the 2021 Chambers Global Data Protection and Privacy Practice Guide for The Bahamas, which is authored by Sean McWeeney Jr.

Chambers and Partners Practice Guides are internationally recognised as “definitive global law guides” that offer “comparative analysis from top-ranked lawyers”. An online version of the Data Protection & Privacy Practice Guide for The Bahamas, is available on the Chambers and Partners website, via this link,

GrahamThompson is a top-ranked law firm, achieving Band 1 ranking from the prestigious London-based organisation in both Chambers and Partners Global ranking in General Business Law, and in the agency’s High Net Worth (HNW) Offshore Trust Sector ranking.

Download a PDF copy of the 2021 Chambers Global Practice Guide: Data Protection & Privacy, The Bahamas.

Sean Mcweeney Jr. is a member of the firm’s Financial Services, Private Client, Trusts and Estates Practice Group; and Christina Justin is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group.