Erase as much data as possible from cancelled enrolments, and ensure the public knows this data will never be completely erased.
NIDS Focus has submitted a review of the proposed National Identification and Registration Act (NIDS Bill) to Parliament. The review put forward a number of issues, points needing additional explanation, and recommendations for strengthening the Bill’s support for privacy, security, and other rights.
NIDS Focus was only one of many organisations to present issues and recommendations to the NIDS Joint Select Committee of Parliament. Catch up on the NIDS Bill reviews submitted by other groups here.
All protections and remedies flowing from the Data Protection Act must be fully operational prior to NIDS rollout.
Establish safeguards for the storage, processing and use of information by third parties to whom information has been disclosed and ensure that persons know to whom their information is being disclosed.
Only information that is directly related to establishing legal identity should be mandatory for enrollment.
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.
Prevent use of NIDS data for social profiling and surveillance through stronger restrictions on how authentication logs can be used.
Restrict identifiable information that can be added to the card and increase transparency on the technical design and operation of the card.
Proceedings of the Appeals Tribunal should be regulated to create a standard procedure for its operation.
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.