Jersey Data Protection Authority’s Annual Report for 2022

The Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner (JOIC) publishes its Annual Report for 2022. It offers an insight into the JOIC’s strategic plan, values and vision to create a culture in Jersey whereby the Islanders value their personal data, where privacy essentially becomes instinctive.

Some key stats that offer an overview of the JOIC’s successes for 2022

6,634 - Organisations demonstrate their commitment to looking after personal information starting with their registration have registered with the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner.
188 - Self-reported data breaches investigated.
75% - Amicable Resolution cases resolved informally.
500 – Students have been part of the Young Privacy Ambassador Programme with an outcome that 93% of students confirmed they now understood the value and importance of protecting their personal data.

An additional significant achievement during 2022 was the growing recognition of Jersey’s presence to data protection on the international stage. Jersey has been represented on more working groups of the Global Privacy Assembly (GPA) than ever before, and, for the very first time, Jersey’s Information Commissioner, Paul Vane, has been invited to serve on the GPA Executive Committee. The Chair, Jacob Kohnstamm said in the report “My thanks go to fellow Authority members and the entire JOIC team for another year of outstanding achievements”.

Looking ahead to 2024

Jersey has been awarded host nation status for the 2024 GPA International Conference and JOIC is looking forward to working with the Jersey business community over the following months. Watch this space!

Committed to focusing on paving the way to a safer Island

“The JOIC remains committed to ensuring our Islanders and those who interact with Jersey organisations are afforded the very highest standards of data protection for this generation and those to follow as we strive to add real value to our Island’s health and prosperity and achieve our long-term vision whereby thinking privacy becomes instinctive,” added Paul Vane, Information Commissioner.