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The data protection principles sit at the core of the compliance requirements of the Law. They set out how personal data must be handled, ensuring that individuals rights are respected. Learn more about the principles and how they are applied.
Individuals (or "data subjects" as the Law puts it) are at the heart of data protection legislation. The Law contains legal rights and responsibilities and specifically aims to strengthen individuals’ rights.
The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017 came into effect on 25 May 2018. Find the full text of the law, including other statutory instruments here.
Organisations are increasingly reliant upon data. If you have information about people, you will need to understand the compliance requirements that apply to you. Find out more about how to ensure high standards of data handling practices because treating people’s information properly benefits your business.
We want everyone to engage positively and constructively with data protection rights and responsibilities. To do that, we try and present information and guidance in a relevant and accessible way. Although it is sometimes necessary to use legal terminology, we will use plain English wherever we can. Data protection is for all of us, not just for lawyers.
Whether you need a break, or want to broaden your perspective, please dip into our library of podcasts, case studies and book suggestions. Data protection is far from being one dimensional and here we try to widen the conversations in interesting, accessible, and thought-provoking ways.
Data protection is not just an issue which is important to adults. If you are a child, you may think that data protection (if you have heard about it at all) is nothing to do with you. Quite the opposite, it has everything to do with you. You are growing up in a world where almost every aspect of your life produces data. Just because you may not be able to see it, doesn’t mean that it's not there. What happens to that data matters - today, and for your future.
Data protection legislation has an important ethical dimension. Find out more about how we work to incorporate conversations about ethics into our own approach as well as more broadly for the regulated community.
When examined properly, statistics offer us all a chance to learn from the past and be better in future. We publish statistical information via our Annual Reports and our bi-monthly self-reported breach press releases to ensure that we are transparent and accountable about our activities as well as helping to highlight areas of particular focus for the future.