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Published: 19 February 2021
Emma Martins, the Bailiwick’s Data Protection Commissioner commented,
‘Registration is an important first step for any organisation or entity handling personal data; an acknowledgement that there are legal responsibilities that come with the use of that data. We are extremely mindful of the challenges so many of our community are currently facing and will continue to provide as much support as possible to those for whom this is a new duty. Whilst we are very much focussed on those current challenges, it is also important to look ahead both to the importance of positioning the Bailiwick in a post-pandemic world as well as ensuring we are alive and responsive to the digital economy’s opportunities. Data is, and will continue to be the life blood of all sectors and activities.’
Nicole Bromley, a sole trader (t/a Copper), was one of the first to register with the ODPA on 1 January. Ms Bromley commented on the value of data to her business,
‘I was previously exempt from registering with the ODPA, but it was first on my to do list on New Year's Day as I care about my clients and recognise that looking after their personal data is win-win. Everyone has rights over their own data, and those of us who use people’s data have a legal duty to take care of it. As a one-woman band showing my clients that I take this seriously helps me to build trust and confidence with them, and provide an effective, professional service. It’s great to see the ODPA are supporting all businesses to improve our understanding of our legal obligations and I'm learning lots.’
More information on the new registration requirements is available at odpa.gg/2021.
New registration requirements for 2021
To aid transparency, the ODPA releases weekly updates on numbers of entities who register during January – February 2021.
The ODPA Registration Portal is open during 1 January - 28 February 2021.