Jersey: New data protection legislation registered
19 Feb 2018

Jersey’s Royal Court has registered two new laws aimed at enabling the free movement of data between Jersey and the European Union.

The Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 and Data Protection (Authority) Jersey Law 2018 come into effect in May 2018.

The rules will also enable law enforcement agencies to co-operate on data with counterparts in other jurisdictions.

Jersey’s Assistant Chief Minister, Senator Paul Routier MBE, said: “This is an important milestone for Jersey.

“The new data protection regime will bolster the rights of Islanders, ensure equivalence with the EU and further our standing as a trusted place to do business.”

On Data Protection Day last month, Jersey issued a statement saying as a ‘significant holder’ of personal data, it priorities data protection privacy.

In addition to some on-going data protection projects, Jersey has recruited a corporate data protection officer and is providing training for staff, a government statement said.

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