In order for our site to work, small files called ‘cookies’ have been placed on your device. These mandatory cookies do not process any personal data.
We would also like to use analytics cookies to understand how our site is used by visitors and then use this information to improve our site and the experience of using our site. The service we use is Google Analytics.
Please indicate whether or not you are happy to allow the use of these analytics cookies by selecting one of the options below. You can read more about our cookies before you choose and read our Privacy Notice to find out more information on how we use your personal data
Published: 24 March 2021
Mrs Martin’s also confirmed details of the launch of Project Bijou, which aims to encourage a cultural shift around how personal data is treated, to change behaviour for the better, and to reduce data harms.
‘Building public awareness of citizens’ rights and promoting awareness within our regulated community of their legal responsibilities is a key part of our statutory role. Our public engagement programme is aimed at initiating positive, cultural change through the ODPA being accessible to local organisations and Islanders of all ages. We are here to encourage innovation and excellence in data protection practices, and to engage with the regulated community and individuals so we’re so pleased to be able to resume these initiatives.’
The first of the free one hour events, ‘Data breaches: human error versus technology’, will be held online on Tuesday 20 April. The events programme continues through to the end of 2021 either at the ODPA’s premises in Le Bordage or online. Project Bijou Launch Week will be held online 24-28 May 2021.
‘We are genuinely excited to be launching Project Bijou in the week of 24 May. It will be free, and all online. We have secured a host of extremely knowledgeable local and international speakers, covering a number of themes including the role culture plays in data, why better engagement is needed and the effects data harms have on people. By sharing stories, knowledge and experience related to ethical data use, in a way that benefits everyone, we can change behaviour, shift culture and reduce harm.’
About the ODPA’s public engagement activities
The ODPA believe that effective regulation is possible by ensuring action is taken in four key areas in relation to data harms: Predict, Prevent, Detect, and Enforce. Knowing where there is potential for harm allows the ODPA to raise awareness and empower citizens to try to prevent harms from happening. This awareness-raising happens via: