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  • GDPR publications

    GDPR publications

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    The Information Commissioner has published further new GDPR guidance.

    The new document, "A closer look at records of processing" forms part of the series aimed at assisting controllers subje…

  • Do you know about Freedom of Information?

    Do you know about Freedom of Information?

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    September 28th is the International Right to Know Day on which awareness about people's right to access government information is raised and freedom of information is promoted as being essen…

  • Further GDPR 'Closer look' guides released

    Further GDPR 'Closer look' guides released

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    The Information Commissioner has published new GDPR guidance.

    The two documents, "A closer look at data protection officer" and "A closer look at principles", form part of a new series aimed…

  • Undertaking signed by IOM Post

    Undertaking signed by IOM Post

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Isle of Man Post Office has signed an Undertaking in respect of its future compliance with the data protection principles.  The Undertaking is available by following this link.

    It is the dut…

  • First GDPR 'Closer look' guides released

    First GDPR 'Closer look' guides released

    Friday, September 01, 2017

    The Information Commissioner has published new GDPR guidance.

    The two documents, "A closer look at definitions" and "A closer look at transparency", form part of a new series aimed at assist…

  • UK issues data protection "Future partnership paper"

    UK issues data protection "Future partnership paper"

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    The UK Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU), as part of the series of papers on Article 50 and negotiations with the EU, has today issued "The exchange and protection of persona…

  • FOI Decision Notice Issued

    FOI Decision Notice Issued

    Monday, August 14, 2017

    A new decision notice has been published and can be found at: https://www.inforights.im/document-library/freedom-of-information-notices/

     

    Guidance on making a Freedom of Information request…

  • Calling all businesses - Are you preparing yet?

    Calling all businesses - Are you preparing yet?

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    With 200 working days left until the GDPR becomes enforceable, Isle of Man businesses offering goods and services to people living in the EU should be in the process of preparing for the cha…

  • Undertaking issued for failure to comply with right of access

    Undertaking issued for failure to comply with right of access

    Tuesday, August 08, 2017

    The Department of Economic Development has signed an Undertaking in respect of its future compliance with subject access requests.  The Undertaking is available by following this link.

     

    Ind…

  • New data protection law - UK issues a Statement of Intent

    New data protection law - UK issues a Statement of Intent

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has issued a Statement of Intent regarding updates to the data protection framework in the UK. 

    In the introduction, the Rt Hon Matt H…

  • New data protection laws - Guidance released

    New data protection laws - Guidance released

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    The Information Commissioner is continuing to develop guidance to assist controllers and processors move towards compliance with the new data protection regime.

    A series of new documents is …

  • Using CCTV on domestic premises?

    Using CCTV on domestic premises?

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Surveillance equipment (CCTV) must be used in a way that complies with the data protection principles and respects the privacy of others as far as possible.

    Where CCTV is installed on domest…

  • WannaCry attack 12 May 2017

    WannaCry attack 12 May 2017

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Isle of Man Government has confirmed that the WannaCry ransomware did not affect its computer systems or the Island's healthcare systems but is continuing to monitor the situation.  It has i…

  • GDPR conference

    GDPR conference

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The GDPR conference held on 10 May 2017 attracted almost 300 delegates.  In a packed day, speakers presented on a range of topics associated with the implementation of, and preparation for, …

  • Office closure - Wednesday 10 May 2017

    Office closure - Wednesday 10 May 2017

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017

    The Office will be closed all day due to the GDPR Conference taking place on Wednesday 10 May 2017.

    We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but emails, messages or other correspon…

  • GDPR conference fully booked

    GDPR conference fully booked

    Tuesday, May 02, 2017

    The GDPR conference on May 10th is now fully booked and no further spaces are available.

    For those attending, registration commences at 08:15 and full joining instructions will be sent this …

  • Direct marketing?

    Direct marketing?

    Friday, April 07, 2017

    Proposed changes to the law about direct marketing by electronic methods were published earlier this year by the European Commission.  The next step is for the European Parliament and the Eu…

  • GDPR Conference - limited additional places available

    GDPR Conference - limited additional places available

    Thursday, March 09, 2017

    Due to the continuing demand for places at this conference, arrangements have been made to make additional spaces available.

    These spaces are on a first come, first served basis.

    Please cont…

  • GDPR Conference

    GDPR Conference

    Friday, February 17, 2017

    ** NOW FULLY BOOKED**

    The Information Commissioner, in association with Isle of Man Government, is pleased to invite delegates to an all-day conference being held in the Villa Marina Royal H…

  • GDPR Conference: 10 May 2017

    GDPR Conference: 10 May 2017

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    ** LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE**

    The Information Commissioner, in association with Isle of Man Government, is pleased to invite delegates to an all-day conference being held in the Villa Marina…

  • Using CCTV?

    Using CCTV?

    Thursday, February 09, 2017

    Organisations and people using CCTV, and similar surveillance camera systems, such as dash-cams and body-worn devices, must comply with the Data Protection Act.  This includes the use of app…

  • CONFERENCE: Getting ready for GDPR

    CONFERENCE: Getting ready for GDPR

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    ** LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE**

    The Information Commissioner, in association with Isle of Man Government, is pleased to invite delegates to an all-day conference being held in the Villa Marina…

  • Exchanging and Protecting Personal Data in a Globalised World

    Exchanging and Protecting Personal Data in a Globalised World

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    A new Communication was issued by the Commission to the European Parliament and the the Council on 10 January 2017 - "Protection and exchange of personal data in a globalised world".

    The ref…

  • First GDPR guidelines published

    First GDPR guidelines published

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    The first GDPR guidelines have been adopted by the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, which is currently transitioning to the new legal body, the European Data Protection Board.

    The f…

  • Affiliate marketing crackdown

    Affiliate marketing crackdown

    Friday, November 11, 2016

    The UK ICO is cracking down on affiliate marketing companies using people’s personal details to promote, in particular, online gambling websites.

    Affiliate marketing occurs when businesses o…