Menu

Latest News & Updates

  • Urgent Enforcement Notice to Manx Care

    Urgent Enforcement Notice to Manx Care

    Monday, September 20, 2021

    On 17 August 2021, the Commissioner issued an Urgent Enforcement Notice to Manx Care requiring it to comply with a specific request for access to personal data (subject access request).  

    A…

  • Enforcement Notice issued to Manx Care

    Enforcement Notice issued to Manx Care

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    An Enforcement Notice has been issued to Manx Care due to several fundamental failures to comply with the right of access to personal data in accordance with the data protection legislation.…

  • Complaints about CCTV and similar devices on domestic property

    Complaints about CCTV and similar devices on domestic property

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    There has been a significant increase in complaints about the installation of CCTV, and similar devices, on domestic property. 

    The data protection legislation is not intended to apply to t…

  • FOI Decision Notice issued

    FOI Decision Notice issued

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

    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 what the application of a …

  • Enforcement Notice issued

    Enforcement Notice issued

    Monday, March 15, 2021

    An Enforcement Notice has been issued to the Clerk of Tynwald (prescribed by Regulation 149 as the controller for personal data processed "by, or on behalf of Tynwald and its branches") due …

  • FOI Decision Notice Issued

    FOI Decision Notice Issued

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    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 an abso…

  • COVID-19 Circuitbreaker

    COVID-19 Circuitbreaker

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

    In line with government restrictions, the public counter is closed from 16:00 hrs today (2 March 2021) until further notice.

    Staff continue to work remotely, but with limited capacity. 

    Ho…

  • Administrative fine imposed

    Administrative fine imposed

    Monday, February 22, 2021

    An Administrative Fine of £3250 has been imposed on a controller for failure to co-operate with the Commissioner, contrary to the obligation set out in Article 31 of the Applied GDPR, and fa…

  • Data Protection Tribunal Decision

    Data Protection Tribunal Decision

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    In its decision dated 05 February 2021, the IOM Data Protection Tribunal concluded, in paragraph 52, that the Commissioner “has responded appropriately to the complaint by refusing to act on…

  • FOI Decision Notice issued

    FOI Decision Notice issued

    Friday, February 5, 2021

    The Commissioner has issued a decision notice under the Freedom of Information Act 2015 following receipt of a request for review.

    This relates to the application of a qualified exemption w…

  • Contacting the Office and Compliance advice

    Contacting the Office and Compliance advice

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    In line with government restrictions, the public counter is closed from 12:00 hrs today (6 January 2021) until further notice.

    Staff continue to work remotely, but with limited capacity. 

  • COVID-19 – Public counter closing

    COVID-19 – Public counter closing

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    In line with government recommendations, the public counter is closing today at 12:00 until further notice.

    Further information to follow.

  • Enforcement Notice Issued

    Enforcement Notice Issued

    Monday, December 7, 2020

    An Enforcement Notice has been issued to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) due to a number of infringements of the data protection legislation. 

    Over a period of time, there h…

  • Preparing for a digital Christmas

    Preparing for a digital Christmas

    Monday, November 2, 2020

    Due to the COVID 19 pandemic it is likely that this Christmas will be digital and many presents will be purchased online.

    This Office regularly receives complaints from members of the publi…

  • FOI Decision Notice Issued

    FOI Decision Notice Issued

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    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 the 'ne…

  • CCTV on domestic property

    CCTV on domestic property

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    The Commissioner has published a News Release regarding CCTV installed on domestic property and the extent of the statutory remit of the Commissioner with regard to such CCTV.

    The News Rele…

  • PERSONAL DATA TRANSFERS TO USA VIA PRIVACY SHIELD INVALID

    PERSONAL DATA TRANSFERS TO USA VIA PRIVACY SHIELD INVALID

    Monday, July 27, 2020

    Many transfers of personal data to the USA have relied upon the Privacy Shield to safeguard that data.  The Privacy Shield was an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United Sta…

  • News Release - First Administrative Fine

    News Release - First Administrative Fine

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

    The Commissioner has issued a press release regarding the imposition of the first administrative fine under the Applied GDPR.

    The Commissioner commented:-

     “The imposition of an Administra…

  • Public counter reopens 22 June 2020

    Public counter reopens 22 June 2020

    Friday, June 19, 2020

    We are pleased to announce that our public counter will reopen on Monday 22 June 2020.

    Details about how to find us and contact us can be found on the website: https://inforights.im/contact…

  • Covid-19 - checking staff for symptoms

    Covid-19 - checking staff for symptoms

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    As restrictions on the Island are relaxed and staff return to work, employers will need to put measures in place to prevent the virus from spreading again.

    The Island’s data protection legi…

  • FOI Decision Notice Issued

    FOI Decision Notice Issued

    Thursday, April 30, 2020

    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 a pract…

  • Exercising and complying with rights during COVID-19 crisis

    Exercising and complying with rights during COVID-19 crisis

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Guidance for individuals and controllers regarding the exercise of, and compliance with, data protection rights during the COVID-19 crisis has been updated on the website.

    Guidance for indi…

  • COVID-19 - FAQs and office contact details

    COVID-19 - FAQs and office contact details

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID-19 PROTECTIONS PUT IN PLACE BY ISLE OF MAN GOVERNMENT.  The contact number for such queries is 01624 686262 or see covid19.gov.im

    In …

  • COVID-19: data protection and remote working

    COVID-19: data protection and remote working

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 means more people will be working remotely. 

    For remote working to be successful, it is important that organisations have effective re…

  • Coronavirus, Data Protection and Freedom of Information

    Coronavirus, Data Protection and Freedom of Information

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    The Commissioner has produced guidance about coronavirus and compliance with data protection and freedom of information legislation. 

    The guidance includes:

    • data protection for health bo…