Legislation and case law

The Data Protection Act 2018 permitted the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and EU Law Enforcement Directive (LED) to be applied to the Island by ‘Order’ and brought into effect through ‘Implementing Regulations’.

Two Orders have been approved by Tynwald in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018: - the Data Protection (Application of the GDPR) Order 2018 (SD2018/0143) and the Data Protection (Application of the LED) Order 2018 (SD2018/0144).  The Implementing Regulations were approved by Tynwald during the July 2018 sitting. 

The Act, Orders and Implementing Regulations are collectively referred to as the 'data protection law'. 

The data protection law came into effect on 1 August 2018.