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.
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