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  • Covid-19 - checking staff for symptoms

    Covid-19 - checking staff for symptoms

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    As restrictions on the Island are relaxed and staff return to work, employers will need to put measures in place to prevent the virus from spreading again.

    The Island’s data protection legi…

  • FOI Decision Notice Issued

    FOI Decision Notice Issued

    Thursday, April 30, 2020

    The Commissioner has issued a decision notice under the Freedom of Information Act 2015 following receipt of a request for review.

    This includes considerations of the application of a pract…

  • Exercising and complying with rights during COVID-19 crisis

    Exercising and complying with rights during COVID-19 crisis

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Guidance for individuals and controllers regarding the exercise of, and compliance with, data protection rights during the COVID-19 crisis has been updated on the website.

    Guidance for indi…

  • COVID-19 - FAQs and office contact details

    COVID-19 - FAQs and office contact details

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID-19 PROTECTIONS PUT IN PLACE BY ISLE OF MAN GOVERNMENT.  The contact number for such queries is 01624 686262 or see covid19.gov.im

    In …

  • COVID-19: data protection and remote working

    COVID-19: data protection and remote working

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 means more people will be working remotely. 

    For remote working to be successful, it is important that organisations have effective re…

  • Coronavirus, Data Protection and Freedom of Information

    Coronavirus, Data Protection and Freedom of Information

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    The Commissioner has produced guidance about coronavirus and compliance with data protection and freedom of information legislation. 

    The guidance includes:

    • data protection for health bo…
  • Standing for election?

    Standing for election?

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020

    Candidates for election process personal data and must comply with the requirements of the data protection legislation.  

    In addition, as canvassing for election falls within the definition…

  • Enforcement Notice issued - right of access to personal data

    Enforcement Notice issued - right of access to personal data

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    An Enforcement Notice has been issued to a controller, the Department of Home Affairs, in respect of failure to comply with a request exercising the right of access to personal data. 

    The E…

  • Transfers of personal data post-Exit Day

    Transfers of personal data post-Exit Day

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    When the UK exits the European Union on 31 January 2020, the UK and Gibraltar will become third countries for the purposes of the data protection legislation.

    Controllers and processors in …

  • Compliance Activity for 2019 published

    Compliance Activity for 2019 published

    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Statistics relating to the number of formal compliance matters handled by the Commissioner during 2019, together with the number of notices issued, have been published.

    This information is …

  • Enforcement Notice issued

    Enforcement Notice issued

    Thursday, December 19, 2019

    An Enforcement Notice has been issued to a controller, Macbeths Limited, in respect of failures to:

    • comply with a request exercising the right of access to personal data (in CCTV images);…
  • Vacancy - Senior Compliance Officer

    Vacancy - Senior Compliance Officer

    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Details of the new "Senior Compliance Officer" post, and how to apply, are available via the Isle of Man Public Service Careers portal.

    https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/iomgovjobs/displayjob.aspx…

  • Do you still have a register entry under the old Data Protection Act 2002?

    Do you still have a register entry under the old Data Protection Act 2002?

    Monday, December 9, 2019

    All 160 register entries remaining under the Data Protection Act 2002 will expire before 1 February 2020.

    If your registration number is prefixed with an “N” and expires between 9 December …

  • FOI Decision Notice Issued

    FOI Decision Notice Issued

    Friday, December 6, 2019

    The Commissioner has issued a decision notice under the Freedom of Information Act 2015 following receipt of a request for review.

    This includes considerations of the application of a quali…

  • Quarterly compliance activity snapshot published

    Quarterly compliance activity snapshot published

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Statistics relating to the number of formal compliance matters handled by the Commissioner for the year to 30 September 2019 have been published and are available below and at: https://www.i…

  • FOI Decision Notice issued

    FOI Decision Notice issued

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    The Commissioner has issued a decision notice under the Freedom of Information Act 2015 following receipt of a request for review.

    This includes considerations of the application of practic…

  • CCTV guidance updated

    CCTV guidance updated

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Updated guidance on the use of CCTV has been published.

  • 1st anniversary of new data protection legislation

    1st anniversary of new data protection legislation

    Thursday, August 1, 2019

    It is one year since new data protection legislation came into force in the Isle of Man, bringing the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Law Enforcement Directive into effect in the I…

  • Compliance activity snapshot – 30 June 2019

    Compliance activity snapshot – 30 June 2019

    Monday, July 8, 2019

    The Commissioner has handled the following formal compliance matters during the period  1 April – 30 June 2019

    Matters outstanding received during the period 1 August 2018 – 31 March 2019

  • One Month Until End Of Transitional Period

    One Month Until End Of Transitional Period

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    When the new data protection legislation came into force on 1 August 2018, a transitional period was included to allow controllers time to make changes.  The transitional period ends on 25 M…

  • Website downtime - 25 April 2019

    Website downtime - 25 April 2019

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    The website will be down between 2pm and 3pm on 25 April 2019 whilst the software and infrastructure are upgraded.

    This should only be for a very short period, but if you have any queries d…

  • Compliance activity snapshot – 31 March 2019

    Compliance activity snapshot – 31 March 2019

    Friday, April 5, 2019

    Compliance activity snapshot – 31 March 2019

    The Commissioner has handled the following formal compliance matters during the period 1 January – 31 March 2019

    Matters outstanding from the p…

  • Transfers of personal data to the UK and Gibraltar post-Brexit

    Transfers of personal data to the UK and Gibraltar post-Brexit

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    On exit from the European Union, the UK and Gibraltar will become third countries for the purposes of the data protection legislation.

    Controllers and processors in the Isle of Man cannot t…

  • 2018 FOI Decision Notices issued

    2018 FOI Decision Notices issued

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    The Commissioner has issued 5 decision notices under the Freedom of Information Act 2015 following receipt of requests for review during 2018.

    These include considerations of the applicatio…

  • EU Commission adopts mutual adequacy arrangements with Japan

    EU Commission adopts mutual adequacy arrangements with Japan

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    A mutual adequacy arrangement has been adopted by Japan and the EU each recognising the other's data protection legislation as providing adequate protection for personal data.

    According to …