Accountability is one of the data protection principles - it makes you responsible for complying with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 and says that you must be able to demonstrate your compliance.
You need to put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to meet the requirements of accountability. Accountability obligations are ongoing. You must review and, where necessary, update the measures you put in place.
If you implement a privacy management framework this can help you embed your accountability measures and create a culture of privacy across your organisation.
Being accountable can help you to build trust with individuals and may help you mitigate enforcement action.