GDPR - Are you ready.

In this third GDPR branch event to be held on 7 March, aimed at all Marketers, we get our first opportunity to discuss the proposed Jersey regulations. We are delighted to welcome Paul Vane, Acting Information Commissioner, who is going to discuss some of the most pertinent issues for Marketers to be aware of such as:

•Consent and fair processing
•Opt in or opt out
•Privacy policies
•Data storage/Cloud providers/data processors
•Data Protection Officers

The purpose of the new legislation is to provide equivalent protection to the European Union’s GDPR and Law Enforcement Directive to enhance individuals’ rights and to enable data to move freely between Jersey and the European Union.

Paul’s career has included working with the Jersey Financial Services Commission, initially in their Policy and Legal department, but then the Compliance division working in the fields of investment business and trust company business. He took the position of Deputy Information Commissioner in 2004, just prior to the implementation of the current Data Protection Law. Over the last 13 years he has witnessed a sea change in the way we live our lives through technology. From the advent of the Internet through to the rapidly increasing use of Artificial Intelligence.

This new legislation will be essential to facilitate trade and ensure that law enforcement authorities in Jersey can continue to cooperate with their colleagues in other jurisdictions.

If approved by the States Assembly and the Privy Council, the new laws are expected to come into effect on 25 May 2018 to co-incide with the UK and European GDPR.

There will be a Q&A session after this thought-provoking presentation so we expect you to have plenty of questions.