Data Protection Law 2005
Jersey has had a Data Protection Law for a number of years, but has recently revised the law to bring it up to international standards for dealing with EU jurisdictions. There have been a number of fundamental changes, notably the introduction of non-computer related data under the Law. Previously, the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 1989 only dealt with information that was held electronically, but now paper records in a regulated filing system are deemed to be organised data which is covered by the new Law.
The law is now considered to be of a standard to enable movement of data to all EU jurisdictions, which is of paramount importance to Financial Institutions with offices and working partners in the EU. Without this law, EU based organisations would have been breaking the law by sending information to Jersey based subsidiaries or contacts, which would have had a dramatic impact on the Financial Services sector.
The new law came into effect on December 1, 2005.
To find out more about the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005, visit the Data Protection website.
Rowlands keep informed of legal developments and adhere to all elements of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.