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Shut it down! Government orders credit registry search engine taken down

Published:Saturday | February 14, 2015 | 10:03 AM

The Government has ordered that the search engine of the National Security Interests Registry be shut down with immediate effect.

The announcement follows concerns raised in the media over public disclosure of personal information on the credit registry.

Industry Minister, Anthony Hylton says the search engine will be shutdown temporarily to facilitate further consultations with relevant stakeholders, after which a decision will be made to safeguard the accessing of information on the Registry.

He said the move is precautionary, even as he stressed that the Securities Interest in Personal Property (SIPP) law, which gave rise to the registry will mean a fundamental change in the way in which access to credit is dealt with.


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