Jersey's Data Protection, GDPR and Freedom of Information Laws:
The Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 sets out the rights of individuals in respect of their personal data as well as the obligations and conditions organisations must follow to process it.
GDPR reshapes the way in which sectors manage data, as well as redefines the roles for key leaders in businesses.
The Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 makes the Government of Jersey accountable and transparent in the way they operate and make decisions.
The Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 controls how organisations, businesses or the government uses your personal information.The Data Protection Law 2018 is Jersey’s implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is:
The Data Protection Authority (Jersey) Law 2018 outlines the requirements for organisations to register with the Office of the Information Commissioner. It gives the Office of the Information Commissioner the power to sanction or fine organisations for misusing data or failing to keep it secure.
Data Protection (Registration and Charges) (Jersey) Regulations 2018 outlines the requirements and particulars of registration and charges for those processing personal information.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to:
GDPR reshapes the way in which sectors manage data, as well as redefines the roles for key leaders in businesses
GDPR has implications for the Channel Islands in two ways
The Government of Jersey made the decision that the GDPR will be incorporated into local law in line with the EU legislation.
The Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 (FOI) makes the Government of Jersey accountable and transparent in the way they operate and make decisions.
The Law gives you the right to access recorded information held by public sector organisations.
Anyone can request information – there are no restrictions on your age, nationality or where you live.
Access to information under FOI can: