Welcome to the area of our website dedicated to providing you with information and updates on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Click on the boxes below for further details.

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 20016/679) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and aims to harmonise data protection laws across Europe. It will be fully in force from 25 May 2018 and provides strengthened rights for individuals and increased obligations for organisations handling personal data.

How will it affect the Channel Islands?


Throughout 2017 we will be publishing guidance for use by Channel Island data controllers, the start of which are below.

For information being produced by the EU Commission and other bodies, please view the links within the Useful Links box.

Public statements

Click on the links below to view the public statements made regarding GDPR.

Useful links

The following links provide more information and guidance re GDPR.

EU Legislative Texts

Click on the links below to view the texts of the GDPR and the Law Enforcement Directive held on the European Commission’s website.

The texts in other formats and languages can be found by clicking the following links held on the European Commission’s website.

“There is both an economic and moral imperative for data protection reform in the Channel Islands. By getting it right we can allow innovation in this digital era without compromising the increasingly important rights we are entitled to as individuals for fair and lawful handling of our information.”

Emma Martins, Information Commissioner