The Law

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.

The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017 came into effect on 25 May 2018.

The Bailiwick's law was drafted to reflect the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This approach is designed to ensure our citizens have important rights in this digital era and to ensure the continued free flow of data to and from the Islands which is vital for our economy.

The links below are to the most up-to-date version of each piece of data protection legislation as at 15 June 2021.  All links point to the Guernsey Legal Resources website and copies of each piece of legislation in it original format can be found there also.

Here is a full copy of the law : 



All secondary legislation is listed here: 
   

A further piece of law that applies to use of personal data in relation to privacy and electronic communication is: