Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Stephen Wedderburn (centre) along with (from left) Chairman, Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Kent Gammon; Head of the Cybercrime Unit, Jamaica Constabulary Force, Inspector Warren Williams; Chief Executive Officer, CAC, Dolsie Allen; and Director, CAC, Vernon Derby at the CAC’s head office, Trafalgar Road, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The occasion was World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), under the theme: “Empowering Consumers in the Digital World”.
16 Mar 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Government continues work to ensure that the requisite laws are in place to govern e-commerce transactions. He said that while Jamaica will take advantage of the rapid growth and opportunities that advancements in technology present, “we plan to do so while working to protect our consumers from those who would use the technology illegally”. “It is critical that interconnectivity standards are developed in the areas of disclosure, digital signatures, content regulation, privacy and encryption,” he noted. The...