CDPR 2020

At the Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF) 2019, we asked the question whether it is time for us to consider a Caribbean Perspective on how we address our own privacy and trust issues through a similar engine in the region called the Caribbean Data Protection Regulation (CDPR).

In 2020 we gathered knowledgeable and insightful presenters from Trinidad and Tobago, the region (Barbados) and internationally (Canada) to share an update on what has occurred since TTIGF 2019.

Summary of event

The speakers presented on: 

  1. The status of what is already being reviewed regionally with respect to Data Protection Rights and regulations that can lead to the implementation of the CDPR.
  2. Pros and Cons of storing country and citizens data, in-country, in the Caribbean, or internationally. We will discuss access rights and permissions.
  3. Recommendations on the way forward for CDPR implementation and what should our Governments in the region.

Our Presenters

Amalia Barthel

Amalia Barthel, Co-Founder, Privacy Consultant & Advisor, Managed Privacy Canada

Ms Barthel is a Privacy Consultant & Advisor, and a Lecturer and Academic Programs Advisor for University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies. 

Ms. Barthel is the Co-Founder of Managed Privacy Canada (MPC), the leading Privacy as a Service practice in Canada and she is based in the Toronto area in Canada.

Amalia Barthel’s Presentations

Canada’s Privacy Laws Presentation by Amalia Barthel

Understanding GDPR – The Role of Standards in compliance by Amalia Barthel

Bartlett Morgan

Bartlett Morgan’s Presentation

Towards a Caribbean Data Privacy Framework: Looking Back / Charting the Way Forward
by Bartlett Morgan

Vashti Maharaj

Vashti Maharaj’s Presentation

Caribbean Data Protection Regulations by Vashti Maharaj

Watch the TTMAG CDPR 2020 session on YouTube


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Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum on January 26th 2017

The first Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF) will be held on January 26th, 2017, from 9AM to 1 PM at the Marriott Courtyard in Port of Spain.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multistakeholder dialogue on public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance issues, such as the Internet’s sustainability, robustness, security, stability, access and development.

The first Trinidad and Tobago IGF will include a panel discussion on the theme “The Role of the Internet and the Digital Economy in the Sustainable Development of Trinidad and Tobago”. The panelists are all experts in the field, and we anticipate a high quality of discussion and debate.

Visit the TTIGF page at for more details, including how to register to attend the event!