18 Dec, 2019Closed.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a tool designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect EU citizens’ data privacy and to trigger more secure individual data privacy amongst organizations working with personal data of EU citizens. The GDPR not only applies to stakeholders located within the EU, but it also concerns companies and/or public authorities that process and hold personal data of EU citizens, even if the entity is based outside of the EU.
For the Caribbean region it means that governments, businesses, and entitles who store or access private data of EU citizens must now be consistent with this regulation as non-consistency may result in financial sanctions that can threaten the existence of any domestic and regional private sector and seriously affect operations of any regional public administration. Consistency with the regulation can be onerous for Small and Medium Enterprises due to their limited capacity to pro-actively seek for respective information and restricted access to relevant training.
Cognizant of the political and economic challenges that face CARIFORUM States in the consistency of new regulatory requirements in export markets of interest, the EUD with the support of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CE); the Deutsche Gesellshacft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GBMH) and the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI) developed a seminar for which this research is required to inform on the status of the CARIFORUM’s private sector efforts to be consistent with the GDPR.
The project will provide research within CARIFORUM States on the status of the consistency of CARIFORUM firms to the EU’s GDPR with the purpose of identifying best practices that can be shared with the CARIFORUM private sector.
- conduct of desk and field research on the status of consistency of CARIFORUM firms to the EU’s GDPR;
- submission of final report outlining best practices; and
- presentation of findings in the report and recommendations for best practices.
Commencement and Execution
The intended commencement date for this assignment is Monday 6th January, 2020 and is expected to be completed by Friday 7th February, 2020.
Friday 27th December 2019. Collection of submissions will cease at 4:00 p.m (AST). Please send a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and financial proposal to-
Ms. Allyson Francis, Services Specialist, email address: [email protected] and keep in copy Ms. Sanya Alleyne, Technical Trade Adviser, email address: [email protected] and Ms. Maria Krause, Junior Adviser, email address: [email protected]