Latest News & Updates
FOI Decision Notice issued
Friday, September 20, 2019
The Commissioner has issued a decision notice under the Freedom of Information Act 2015 following receipt of a request for review.
This includes considerations of the application of practic…
CCTV guidance updated
Friday, August 23, 2019
Updated guidance on the use of CCTV has been published.
- Guidance for controllers about the use of surveillance cameras can be found at: https://www.inforights.im/organisations/data-protec…
1st anniversary of new data protection legislation
Thursday, August 1, 2019
It is one year since new data protection legislation came into force in the Isle of Man, bringing the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Law Enforcement Directive into effect in the I…
Compliance activity snapshot – 30 June 2019
Monday, July 8, 2019
The Commissioner has handled the following formal compliance matters during the period 1 April – 30 June 2019
Matters outstanding received during the period 1 August 2018 – 31 March 2019…
One Month Until End Of Transitional Period
Thursday, April 25, 2019
When the new data protection legislation came into force on 1 August 2018, a transitional period was included to allow controllers time to make changes. The transitional period ends on 25 M…
Website downtime - 25 April 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The website will be down between 2pm and 3pm on 25 April 2019 whilst the software and infrastructure are upgraded.
This should only be for a very short period, but if you have any queries d…
Compliance activity snapshot – 31 March 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
Compliance activity snapshot – 31 March 2019
The Commissioner has handled the following formal compliance matters during the period 1 January – 31 March 2019
Matters outstanding from the p…
Transfers of personal data to the UK and Gibraltar post-Brexit
Thursday, March 21, 2019
On exit from the European Union, the UK and Gibraltar will become third countries for the purposes of the data protection legislation.
Controllers and processors in the Isle of Man cannot t…
2018 FOI Decision Notices issued
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The Commissioner has issued 5 decision notices under the Freedom of Information Act 2015 following receipt of requests for review during 2018.
These include considerations of the applicatio…
EU Commission adopts mutual adequacy arrangements with Japan
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
A mutual adequacy arrangement has been adopted by Japan and the EU each recognising the other's data protection legislation as providing adequate protection for personal data.
According to …
€50M fine for Google
Monday, January 21, 2019
The French data protection authority (CNIL) has given Google a €50M fine for "lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding ads personalisation". This is t…
Amendments to data protection legislation
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The GDPR and LED Implementing Regulations (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (SD2018/0309) were approved by Tynwald at its sitting on 15 January 2019. These come into effect on 1 February 2019.
Data protection and a 'No Deal' Brexit
Friday, January 4, 2019
The UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has issued guidance for businesses about data protection if there is no Brexit deal in September 2018. This guidance can be…
Christmas and New Year Closure Dates
Monday, December 24, 2018
The Office will be closed on the following days:
- Tuesday 25 December 2018
- Wednesday 26 December 2018
- Monday 31 December 2018
- Tuesday 1 January 2019
Office Closure - 13 December 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
We are moving premises on 13 December 2018 and the Office will therefore be closed to visitors for the day. Staff will, however, continue to respond to email and telephone enquiries as prom…
Three month update on activity since new law came into force
Thursday, November 1, 2018
It is now three months since the new data protection legislation came into force in the Island.
Since 1 August 2018, the Commissioner has received 47 personal data breach reports which hav…
Digital Ethics centre-stage at International Conference
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Digital Ethics took centre-stage at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners in Brussels this week.
In his opening address Giovanni Buttarelli, the E…
Final GDPR Newsletter issued
Thursday, August 30, 2018
The final GDPR Newsletter has been issued by the Information Commissioner following the coming into operation of the new data protection law on 1 August 2018.
This final issue, Issue 13, co…
New data protection legislation comes into force
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The new data protection legislation comes into force today, 1 August 2018, and, with the exception of a transitional provision for Part 3 (Notification by data controllers), repeals the Data…
New Data Protection Regulations Approved
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Tynwald has approved the GDPR and LED Implementing Regulations 2018 (‘Regulations’) and as a result the new data protection legislation comprising of the Data Protection Act 2018, the Data P…
Delay to new data protection law
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The commencement of the new data protection law has been delayed as the branches of Tynwald were in disagreement and the motion to approve the GDPR and LED Implementing Regulations 2018, the…
New Isle of Man Data Protection Law
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The final draft of the last element of the new data protection law in the Island, the GDPR and LED Implementing Regulations 2018, has been made available prior to being laid before the June …