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.
This is the acronym for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR does not have direct application in the Bailiwick of Guernsey as we are not an EU member state.
But our local Law (The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017) gives equivalent protections to the GDPR, and the Bailiwick is recognised as an 'adequate' jurisdiction by the European Commission. This allows for free-flow of data between the EU and the Bailiwick.
Personal data relating to the inherited or acquired genetic characteristics of an individual which gives unique information about the physiology or the health of that individual, including as a result of an analysis of a biological sample from the individual.
The Bailiwick of Guernsey's independent supervisory authority which regulates data protection legislation. The ODPA protects people by driving responsible use of personal information through helping organisations get it right, deterring harmful information handling, and taking enforcement action against significant non-compliance
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