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Jamaica: JAMCOVID protocols strengthened following discovery of security vulnerability

The Ministry of National Security is reporting that a security vulnerability associated with the file storage service on the JAMCOVID-19 application was discovered on Tuesday.

Persons entering Jamaica are required to seek travel authorisation on the Government’s JAMCOVID website.

Travellers must submit personal data as part of the application process.

Persons granted admission are mandated to download the JAMCOVID-19 app and are required to supply the authorities with information such as their daily temperatures and their whereabouts, among other data.

The Ministry says the security vulnerability was immediately rectified upon discovery.

According to the Ministry, a thorough investigation was immediately initiated to determine if there were any breaches in travellers’ data security, if the vulnerability had been exploited, and if there was a breach of any laws.

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