MPA consultation to review National Electronic Transactions Policy of #Trinidad #Tobago Feb 21-24 2011

The Ministry of Public Administration of Trinidad and Tobago (MPA) will be conducting several Stakeholder Consultation Sessions from February 21 2011 to February 24 2011 to review and update of the National Electronic Transactions Policy in the context of the drafting of the Regulations to give effect to the Electronic Transactions legislation in Trinidad and Tobago.

As mentioned in the MPA announcement on its website:

The Ministry of Public Administration and EU/ITU has adopted a collaborative approach on Phase II of the Enhancing Competitiveness in the Caribbean through the Harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures” (HIPCAR) Project. The primary objectives of this Project are to create an enabling environment for Electronic Transactions within the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago through the creation of a sound policy framework, as well as to establish a technically sound and operationally efficient Regulatory Framework that will give full force and effect to the substantive provisions of the Electronic Transactions Bill, 2011, currently before Parliamentary.

The Stakeholder Consultation will be held at the The Hart Street Conference Room at the Old Fire Station Building, Ministry of Public Administration, Corner Hart & Abercromby Streets, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad from 9am to 3pm at the following dates for various stakeholders: 
  • February 21, 2011: Governmental Ministries
  • February 22, 2011: Government Agencies
  • February 23, 2011: External Stakeholders
  • February 24, 2011: Private Sector Companies
The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; ) was invited to send representatives to the Thursday February 24 2011 session.

The MPA’s website also provided a useful summary of related documents: