Jersey Aligns Law With EU's Data Protection Regulation
by Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
20 February, 2018
Jersey has registered new data protection legislation, which brings the island's law into line with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
The Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 and Data Protection (Authority) Jersey Law 2018 strengthen individuals' rights and enable island businesses to continue accessing international markets. The new laws take effect from May 25, 2018, which is also the start date for the General Data Protection Regulation.
The new laws were unanimously agreed by Jersey's Parliament earlier this year and will enable data to continue moving freely between Jersey and the EU.
Assistant Chief Minister, Paul Routier, said: "This is an important milestone for Jersey. The new data protection regime will bolster the rights of islanders, ensure equivalence with the EU, and further our standing as a trusted place to do business."
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