Privacy Commissioner / Minister Hayward featured in latest TWIG Episodes

The public is encouraged to tune in to the latest episodes of This Week in Government, which features two insightful interviews – one with the Privacy Commissioner Mr. Alexander White and the other with the Minister of Economy and Labour, Jason Hayward, JP, MP. 

The public will note that the Personal Information Protection Act or PIPA becomes effective January 1, 2025. And during a recent wide-ranging conversation the Privacy Commissioner talks about the Road to PIPA and the steps being taken to prepare Bermuda for the implementation of the legislation. Mr. White highlights the importance of what PIPA means for Bermuda, as well as how the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (PrivCom) is helping organisations prepare. The public will recall that the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Vance Campbell recently signed the PIPA Intent Statement, which committed the Government to being PIPA ready by January. 

Separately, Minister Hayward’s This Week in Government interview focused on the recently released Position Paper on Retaining the Local Workforce.

In an expansive discussion, Minister Hayward spoke about the Government’s approach to retaining the current workforce, as well as what’s being done to encourage Bermudians to return home.

The Minister has previously said, “Bermuda’s working population is made up of Bermudians and guest workers. Therefore, the demographic problem we face concerns both of these groups. Accordingly, the solutions proposed to mitigate the demographic cliff-edge that we face, targets both Bermudians and guest workers.

“As a government we want to see more opportunities for Bermudians; the chance to earn a living wage doing meaningful work; and the opportunity to enter the most sought-after industries, create new ones, be entrepreneurs and socially conscious contributors to our economy and society. We want Bermudian workers to have a real chance to thrive.”

To hear more about these engaging topics, tune in to This Week in Government which can be seen on the Government’s YouTube channel, on the Government’s Facebook Page (@BermudaGovernment), and on the Government’s television station (Wow ch.102/OneComm ch.2). 

The Privacy Commissioner’s interview can be found here: Preparing for PIPA.

And Minister Jason Hayward’s interview can be found here: Retaining the Local Workforce

For more information about PIPA

To learn more about Retaining the Local Workforce, visit: Position Paper Ministerial Statement.

To provide feedback on the Consultation document visit: – Consultation.

As a reminder, This Week in Government is aimed at featuring insightful conversations with Government’s decision makers and as well as those public officers who are doing extraordinary work in all areas of government.

The public can view previous episodes here: This Week in Gov Playlist.

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