Delay to new data protection law

Published On:Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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The commencement of the new data protection law has been delayed as the branches of Tynwald were in disagreement and the motion to approve the GDPR and LED Implementing Regulations 2018, therefore, failed to carry yesterday (19 June 2018). 

The Regulations will, therefore, be brought back to Tynwald for a combined vote during the 17-19 July sitting. 

The current position for data controllers is, therefore, that: 

Data controllers in the Island must continue to comply with the Data Protection Act 2002, including the registration requirements. 

Individuals can only exercise the rights provided under the Data Protection Act 2002 against data controllers in the Island.

Controllers and processors that offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, individuals in the EU and process their personal data wholly or partly by automated means must comply with the EU GDPR. 

The Cabinet Office has responsibility for the drafting of the Implementing Regulations and any queries regarding the future progress of those Regulations should be made to Cabinet Office (01624 685711).