1st anniversary of new data protection legislation
Published On: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 Island.
In the twelve months since 1 August 2018, the Commissioner has handled
- 62 complaints and investigations; and
- 209 personal data breaches
The aim of the EU GDPR is to bring a consistent approach to interpretation and regulatory action by data protection authorities across EU Member States. That consistency of approach is, and will continue to be, reflected by the Information Commissioner as the Island's data protection authority.
We intend to use our news items to publicise relevant blogs, guidance and advice issued by other data protection authorities and relevant bodies alongside local guidance.
As a first example, have a look at the Irish Data Protection Authority's guidance on CCTV in the home https://dataprotection.ie/en/cctv-home