KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US State Department on Friday released its 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
In its report for Jamaica, the US said, while the Government has not limited the use of Internet access, there are reasons to believe that private online conversations by citizens have been monitored by the Government.
"The Government did not restrict or disrupt access to the Internet or censor online content," a section of the report said under its Internet Freedom category.
"There were credible reports, however, that the Government monitored private online communications without appropriate legal authority," it read.
This, the report said, was according to the International Telecommunication Union, which stated that 38 per cent of citizens used the Internet in 2013.
OBSERVER ONLINE understands that State minister in the Ministry of Technology Julian Robinson has challenged US authorities to provide proof of the allegations laid against the Portia Simpson Miller-led Government.
- Jamaica Observer