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  • FOI Decision Notice Issued

    FOI Decision Notice Issued

    Wednesday, October 28, 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 the 'ne…

  • CCTV on domestic property

    CCTV on domestic property

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    The Commissioner has published a News Release regarding CCTV installed on domestic property and the extent of the statutory remit of the Commissioner with regard to such CCTV.

    The News Rele…

  • PERSONAL DATA TRANSFERS TO USA VIA PRIVACY SHIELD INVALID

    PERSONAL DATA TRANSFERS TO USA VIA PRIVACY SHIELD INVALID

    Monday, July 27, 2020

    Many transfers of personal data to the USA have relied upon the Privacy Shield to safeguard that data.  The Privacy Shield was an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United Sta…

  • News Release - First Administrative Fine

    News Release - First Administrative Fine

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

    The Commissioner has issued a press release regarding the imposition of the first administrative fine under the Applied GDPR.

    The Commissioner commented:-

     “The imposition of an Administra…

  • Public counter reopens 22 June 2020

    Public counter reopens 22 June 2020

    Friday, June 19, 2020

    We are pleased to announce that our public counter will reopen on Monday 22 June 2020.

    Details about how to find us and contact us can be found on the website: https://inforights.im/contact…

  • 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 …