Practical advice about protecting your personal information and how to exercise the rights available to you.
We live in a data-driven world. Almost every transaction and interaction you have with most organisations involves you sharing personal information, such as your name, address and birth date. You share information online too, every time you visit a website, search for or buy something, use social media or send an email.
Sharing your personal data helps makes life easier, more convenient and connected. But your data is your data. It belongs to you so it's important your data is used only in ways you would reasonably expect, and that it stays safe. Data protection law makes sure everyone’s data is used properly and legally.
The Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 (DPJL) is based around six principles of ‘good information handling’ (the Principles. This is part of a series of guidance to help individuals and organisations to understand the principles of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law, as well as to promote good practice.
As the Coronavirus continues to spread globally, more Island organisations are asking employees to work from home. We have produced guidance for organisations and employees to advise on the Dos and Don’ts of working from home.
From 1 February 2022, it is no longer necessary for organisations to collect and keep information for contact-tracing purposes: the Government of Jersey no longer requires organisations whose activities have the potential for people to be within 2 metres of each other for longer than 15 minutes, to ask for contact information.