States Assembly pass new Data Protection laws

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The States Assembly yesterday unanimously approved the Draft Data Protection (Jersey) Law 201- and the Draft Data Protection Authority (Jersey) Law 201-

Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst said yesterday that he was “pleased that the States Assembly has approved new data protection laws that will help to strengthen individuals’ rights and ensure that Island businesses remain competitive“.

The new laws will now be referred to Privy Council for Royal Assent before being registered in the Royal Court. Both laws are due to be implemented on 25th May 2018. Links to both laws can be found below.

Draft Data Protection (Jersey) Law 201-

Draft Data Protection Authority (Jersey) Law 201-