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Jersey To Invest In Formulating Brexit Response

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
20 September, 2016

Jersey will create a Brexit planning unit, the island's Treasury Minister, Alan Maclean, has said.

The Brexit planning unit is intended to assist the Jersey Government to understand and deal with issues arising from the United Kingdom's Brexit decision.

Funding has also been approved to enable Jersey to respond to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This money will assist the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) to respond to increased regulatory requirements under the GDPR, as well as allowing government to identify alternative funding models for the OIC, which may reduce the financial cost to government and enable the island to explore new economic opportunities under a different data protection regime.

Funding has also been allocated to support the development of on-island digital businesses and provide training. Specifically, Digital Jersey, the island's digital industries promoter, will establish new digital skills courses, a dedicated digital skills zone, and an enhanced co-working space at the Digital Jersey Hub.

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