ABIR Data and Privacy Taskforce (ADAPT) formed to facilitate engagement with industry partners


The Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR) announced on 20 August 2020 the creation of a new task force to "facilitate the implementation of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)" as a forum for communication and engagement between the Bermuda insurance community and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (PrivCom). The full press release, with a comment from Commissioner White, reads as follows:


The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) has today announced the formation of the new ABIR Data and Privacy Taskforce (ADAPT) to help ensure Bermuda meets international requirements regarding the use of personal data.

The taskforce, chaired by Jim Paugh, General Counsel of Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd., will work directly with Bermuda’s Privacy Commissioner to facilitate the implementation of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), which sets out how Bermuda-based organisations should handle personal data to protect the rights of Bermudians and compliantly operate in global markets.


ABIR’s Data Privacy Officer-Designee Suzanne Williams-Charles will staff the taskforce and senior privacy officers from each of ABIR