Data Protection Regulation Comes Into Force

The Ministry of Communications, Works and Labour has notified businesses operating here of the introduction of a data protection regulation known as the GDPR.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of the personal data of all EU citizens.

The regulation is enforceable in Montserrat and all European Union territories from Friday May 25th, 2018.

Communications Minister Paul Lewis warns about fines of up to 20 million Euros for organizations which fail to adhere to the regulation.

Senior Network Engineer at Siemens UK Dwayne Cassell says Montserrat by virtue of being a territory of the United Kingdom must comply with the law.


Cyber Security Specialist Cadet Morris explains that the regulation stresses compliance in six key areas.