HIPCAR Project

Enhancing competitiveness in the Caribbeanthrough the harmonization of ICT Policies,
Legislation and Regulatory Procedures

Start: 2008 Ended: 2013

HIPCAR Project was conceived by the ITU, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Caribbean Telecommunication union (CTU) in response to requests from CARICOM States and other ICT stakeholders who saw the need for a more unified approach to the subject.

HIPCAR was designed to support the Caribbean countries in improving their competitiveness by harmonizing approaches to ICT development. It brought together the Caribbean governments, regulators, service providers, civil society, private sector, regional and international organizations involved in ICT.
The Project provided guidelines for harmonized policies and legislations in accordance with the unique methodology that were specifically elaborated  for the Project.

REGIONAL MODEL POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

​ The first HIPCAR Steering Committee ​in 2009 identified the key priorities and their links with existing regional issues. Over the following four years, each of these priorities has been assessed, worked out and finalized in the form of model legislation, guidelines, or recommendations that can be now implemented by each country individually and by the region globally.        I. ICT legislative framework covering information society issues:

  1. eCommerce – transaction
              Assessment report
              Model Policy Guidelines & Legislation texts [EN] [FR] [NL]
  2. eCommerce – evidence          Assessment report
              Model Policy Guidelines & Legislation texts [EN] [FR] [NL] [SP]
  3. Access to public information
              Assessment report
              Model Policy Guidelines & Legislation texts [EN] [FR] [NL]
  4. Privacy and data protection
              Assessment report
              Model Policy Guidelines & Legislation texts [EN] [FR] [NL] [SP]
  5. Cybercrimes and cybersecurity
             Assessment report
             Model Policy Guidelines & Legislation texts [EN] [FR] [NL]
  6. Interception of communications
             Assessment report
             Model Policy Guidelines & Legislation texts [EN] [FR] [NL]
    II. Telecommunication acts:
  7. Universal service and access framework
              Assessment report
              Model Policy Guidelines & Legislation texts [EN] [FR] [NL]
  8. Licensing in a convergent environment
              Assessment report
              Model Policy Guidelines & Legislation texts [EN] [FR] [NL]
  9. Interconnection including cost modeling
              Assessment report
              Model Policy Guidelines & Legislation texts [EN] [FR] [NL] [SP]
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