Put in place stricter controls for how any information about an enrollee — not just their identity information — may be revealed, used, and stored.
The bill should create a cross-cutting mandate to promote the rights and dignity of Jamaica’s most vulnerable through active support at every stage of the NIDS process.
Proceedings of the Appeals Tribunal should be regulated to create a standard procedure for its operation.
Criminalizing harmless behavior — like failing to report card damage or to fully share non-essential information — is a dangerous abuse of power.
For proper and secure data management, the Authority should be independent, shielded from political influence, and respond to a politically neutral oversight body.
Restrict identifiable information that can be added to the card and increase transparency on the technical design and operation of the card.
The Government needs to be open about how different actors will share data within the NIDS system, and how the risk of leaks, profiling and surveillance will be avoided.
Prevent use of NIDS data for social profiling and surveillance through stronger restrictions on how authentication logs can be used.
Empower individuals to find out about “disclosures” of their data—meaning any time a person’s information in the ID database is shared with or accessed by a third party—at no cost.
Only information that is directly related to establishing legal identity should be mandatory for enrollment.