Running an organisation, charity or business? Using people’s personal information such as names, addresses, images or dates of birth in your day-to-day activities?
Islanders are being reminded that due to a change in the law, Jersey organisations that use or hold people’s personal information must register or renew their registration with the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner (JOIC) by 31 January 2020.
This applies to all organisations of all shapes and sizes in the island that process people’s personal information such as shops, dentists, hairdressers, tradespeople, restaurants, landlords, sole traders, clubs and banks.
It is a legal obligation for organisations that use people’s personal information during 2020 to be registered with the JOIC to ensure the organisation’s continued compliance with the registration requirements detailed within the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 and Data Protection Authority (Jersey) Law 2018. Failure to fulfil these obligations is an offence and could lead to enforcement action.
To recap, actions required with immediate effect are:
- Organisations that process personal information must REGISTER OR RENEW their registration(s) by 31 January 2020.
- Organisations that must PAY for their registration(s) by the end of February 2020.
To REGISTER or RENEW, organisations should visit the JOIC’s website www.jerseyoic.org and follow the guidance. Anyone needing further support can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the JOIC office on 01534 716530.
The JOIC are running a series of workshops to guide Islanders through the registration process. For more information, visit www.jerseyoic.org/events.