New data protection legislation registered


Following Privy Council approval, the Royal Court today registered new data protection legislation that will strengthen individuals’ rights and enable Island businesses to continue accessing international markets.

The Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 and Data Protection (Authority) Jersey Law 2018 will come into effect on 25 May 2018.

The new Laws will enable data to continue moving freely between Jersey and the European Union, benefitting trade and helping law enforcement agencies cooperate with their counterparts in other jurisdictions.

Earlier this year, the Laws were unanimously agreed by the States Assembly.

The Assistant Chief Minister, Senator Paul Routier M.B.E., said “this is an important milestone for Jersey. The new data protection regime will bolster the rights of Islanders, ensure equivalence with the EU and further our standing as a trusted place to do business”