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Welcome to The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (PrivCom)
 

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Individuals

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Individuals who have questions about their privacy rights should contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner using the details on our Contact Us page.

Once the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) becomes fully operational, this site will contain guidance on how to make complaints or exercise other rights. Learn more about privacy rights here or register for our free Managing Privacy Rights training event.

Organisations

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Organisations subject to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) that have questions about their privacy responsibilities should contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner using the details on our Contact Us page.

PIPA requires organisations in Bermuda that use personal information to implement certain requirements and protect the privacy rights of individuals. Visit our PrivCom Projects, SME Hub and Downloadable Guidance pages for guidance & resources.

 

We have more details on what a privacy programme consists of and what it means for businesses in the FAQ section of our Legislation & Guidance page. Book a free training session for your organisation here.

Professionals

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Professionals who are interested in working in data privacy can book a free privacy career coaching session here. They are also welcome to contact us with questions via our Contact Us page.

 

We have more details on being a Privacy Officer and community groups located in the FAQ section of our Legislation & Guidance page. 

Have a look at PrivCom's Privacy Best Practices Guidance Handbook some of the work that privacy professionals do to address privacy risk management and to build privacy programmes for clients. 

Click the buttons below to learn about how our Privacy Innovation and Knowledge-sharing ("Pink") Sandbox supports new and innovative technologies & explore the Mid-Atlantic Privacy Compass to take a deep dive into PrivCom's regulatory framework. For general guidance & FAQs, click the button below.

Did we miss something new in the community? 

Have you registered for PrivCom's Mastermind Events? We want to hear your thoughts, questions and concerns. Whether you are a student, senior citizen, business owner or professional, or curious member of the community interested in Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies, there's a quarterly mastermind event waiting to hear your thoughts as we design guidance and support services for the community! 

Upcoming courses
  • 22 Feb, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Zoom
    Let's explore how norms, ethics, strategy & purpose impact a culture of privacy & security.
  • 18 May, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm GMT-3
    Zoom
    With the phased implementation of Bermuda’s privacy regulation announced in the recent Throne Speech, individuals & entities will need to fully understand enhanced privacy rights. This course will focus on explicit & implied rights, differences across jurisdictions, & tips to manage privacy rights.
  • 20 Jul, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm GMT-3
    Hamilton, 1 Church St, Hamilton, Bermuda
    This is a highly-engaging, in-person & small group training that takes a deep dive into the elements of a robust privacy & security framework. The design of the workshop is fun & practical so participants strengthen understanding and build strategies to personalise an entity’s privacy programme.
  • 16 Nov, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm GMT-4
    Hamilton, Client's location
    This interactive workshop consists of a series of activities designed to focus on defining vulnerable individuals in various privacy-related circumstances, privacy rights, and best practices to ensure that individuals have support, accessibility and inclusion in vulnerable situations.

Testimonials about PrivCom 

"You all were able to make the initial steps in better understanding Privacy Requirements very accessible. I thought it was an excellent presentation that really allowed us, in the Non-Profit Sector, to share our concerns and potential struggles. Great work - much appreciated.."
 
~ Tina Nash, Windreach, Meeting of the Minds Event (Data Privacy Week 2023)
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