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  • 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…

  • UK confirms implementation of GDPR

    UK confirms implementation of GDPR

    Tuesday, November 01, 2016

    On 24 October 2016, in oral evidence to the UK Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee, the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, confirmed:

    “We will b…

  • First Freedom of Information Decision Notice Issued

    First Freedom of Information Decision Notice Issued

    Friday, September 09, 2016

    The first Freedom of Information Decision Notice was issued by the Information Commissioner on 26 August 2016.  

    Decision Notices will be routinely published on the website and can be found …

  • EU-U.S. Privacy Shield adopted

    EU-U.S. Privacy Shield adopted

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    The new framework has been adopted by the European Commission today, implementing the decision on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield under the EU Data Prot…

  • Countdown to GDPR begins

    Countdown to GDPR begins

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    The GDPR comes into force today, 24th May 2016, signalling the start of the two-year transition period.

    Businesses and other organisations in the Island which will be subject to the GDPR sho…

  • Entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation

    Entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation

    Wednesday, May 04, 2016

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force on 25 May 2016 and will be fully enforceable from 25 May 2018.

    "Regulation (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE…

  • New data protection package passed by EU Parliament

    New data protection package passed by EU Parliament

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    The European Parliament has adopted the General Data Protection Regulation and the data protection Directive in the area of law enforcement.

    The European Commission has issued the following …

  • New EU Data Protection Law nears finishing line

    New EU Data Protection Law nears finishing line

    Friday, April 08, 2016

    On 8 April 2016, the Council of the European Union adopted its position at first reading on both the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Directive in the field of law …

  • Get ready for the new data protection law

    Get ready for the new data protection law

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    We live in an era of ubiquitous computing and our data is a highly valuable commodity which can be used to benefit us or can be misused and abused.

    The European Union is currently finalising…

  • Safe Harbor replacement a step closer

    Safe Harbor replacement a step closer

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    The EU Commission has issued a a draft "adequacy decision" and legal texts that will constitute the EU-US Privacy Shield.

    According to the press release issued by the EU Commission today (29…

  • Political agreement reached on Safe Harbor replacement

    Political agreement reached on Safe Harbor replacement

    Friday, February 05, 2016

     

    On 2 February 2016 a political agreement was reached between EU Commissioner Jourova and the US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker on the new “EU-US Privacy Shield”

    The Data Protection …