The Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner’s (JOIC) data protection renewal window for 2021 is now open.
Since the start of this year, organisations of ALL shapes, sizes and types from a wide range of industries across the Island have renewed their annual registration with the Island’s data protection regulator, the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner (JOIC).
Under the Data Protection Authority (Jersey) Law 2018, organisations in the Island that process (use) people’s personal information, must now renew their data protection registration with the JOIC in order to continue processing (using) personal information as part of their activities during 2021.
The law applies to organisations of ALL shapes, sizes and types including landlords, childminders, charities, commercial businesses, animal husbandry and welfare, social clubs and associations including PTAs, health, wellbeing and beauty, manufacturing, wholesale and retail, leisure and fitness, not-for profit organisations and construction.
Data Protection law exists to protect Islanders by making sure organisations manage the personal information they hold in a fair and lawful way, as well as being accountable to their customers for their actions.
The JOIC renewal window opened on 1st January 2021 and closes on 28th February 2021. Payment must be received by 28th February 2021.
How to Renew
Help and Support
For guidance with the renewal process, you can visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of the JOIC website found here.
The JOIC’s virtual Registration walk- through sessions provide an opportunity to benefit from a step-by-step presentation about how to register or renew a data protection registration. The next session takes place on 26 January 2021. To register, click here.
The JOIC team can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01534 716530. Registration is required for all organisations, including those that are exempt from paying the registration fee. If organisations use personal information but are not already registered, they must register with the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner, as soon as possible. Renewals are not to be confused with new registrations, which can be made at any time throughout the year (for example, when a new organisation is formed).
Remember it is a criminal offence to process (use) personal information without being registered with the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner.