Adrian Hayes


Main focus of Adrian's role and his area of expertise

Adrian manages the casework team and oversees all investigations and appeals that come in to JOIC.

These include potential breaches of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 and Freedom of information appeals.

His team is also responsible for dealing with general enquiries, registrations, renewals and allocating new cases as they come in.

Adrian works closely with the casework team and communications team regarding current topics that require specific attention. He gives guidance and delivers talks and presentations where required.


Day to day responsibilities

Adrian is responsible for monitoring and reviewing ongoing investigations, as well as assessing new complaints and determining the level of investigation they require. He allocates cases to the team and oversees their progress.

An important part of Adrian’s role is to maintain ongoing contact and relationships with other European and international Data Protection and Privacy regulators, to ensure best practice and keep up with latest changes. He maintains regular contact with partner agencies, ensuring close working relationships in order to achieve best results for all involved.

In the same vein, he also monitors media outlets for any developing and relevant topics that may impact on the organisation, either locally or outside of the island.

Adrian takes an active role in coaching and developing his team, identifying training/learning opportunities and ensuring these are carried out in a timely manner.


Career experience

Prior to joining JOIC, Adrian was a police officer with the States Of Jersey Police for 28 years. In this role, he was involved in various types of investigations at differing levels of severity, from minor motoring to more serious crimes.

His investigatory experience and dealing with people from all walks of life was very relevant preparation for this role and gave him the skills to be flexible and adaptable which are important in the day to day role.



Assoc CIPD. HR level 3
PC.dp.(GDPR) practitioner certificate in Data Protection
PC.foi practitioner certificate in Freedom of Information

Speaking engagements and representation

Regularly contributes to a number of international working groups including International Enforcement Working Group, Global Privacy Assembly and Global Privacy Enforcement Network 
Presents talks to professional bodies, organisations and members of the public
Pop-up advice clinics for the public
Delivers PSHE [Personal, Social & Health Education] lessons in secondary schools – respecting your own personal information

Memberships & Organisations

CIPD member