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  • CCTV guidance updated

    CCTV guidance updated

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Updated guidance on the use of CCTV has been published.

  • 1st anniversary of new data protection legislation

    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

    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

    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

    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 du…

  • Compliance activity snapshot – 31 March 2019

    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 per…

  • Transfers of personal data to the UK and Gibraltar post-Brexit

    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 tr…

  • 2018 FOI Decision Notices issued

    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 application…

  • EU Commission adopts mutual adequacy arrangements with Japan

    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 t…

  • €50M fine for Google

    €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

    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.

    Th…

  • Data protection and a 'No Deal' Brexit

    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

    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
  • Guidance for drivers on the use of dashcams

    Guidance for drivers on the use of dashcams

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    The Irish Data Protection Commission has released helpful guidance on the use of dashcams and compliance with the data protection legislation.

    This can be found at: https://www.dataprotectio…

  • Office Closure - 13 December 2018

    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

    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 have…

  • Digital Ethics centre-stage at International Conference

    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 Eu…

  • Final GDPR Newsletter issued

    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, con…

  • New data protection legislation comes into force

    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 law guidance

    New data protection law guidance

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    The Commissioner's website has been updated and includes information about the new data protection law.  

    New guidance is being developed and is published in the Data Protection Law 2018 Lib…

  • New Data Protection Regulations Approved

    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

    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

    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 …

  • FOI Decision Notices issued

    FOI Decision Notices issued

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Three decision notices have recently been issued to the Department of Infrastructure, the Cabinet Office and the Financial Intelligence Unit.

    These can be found at: https://www.inforights.im…

  • Dispelling the "consent" myth

    Dispelling the "consent" myth

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    There continues to be large amounts of misinformation and myths with regard to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which businesses and organisations that process personal data mus…