Turning point for data protection
We are undoubtedly at a turning point for data protection and the GDPR has implications for the Channel Islands in two ways:
- Local companies targeting goods or services to EU citizens will be required to comply with the GDPR, regardless of what regulatory or legislative regime is in place locally.
- The Islands ‘adequacy’ ruling under the current EU Directive will be re-assessed against the GDPR and it is highly unlikely that the current Laws will be considered adequate against the new standard.
Both Governments have therefore made the decision that the GDPR will be incorporated into local law, with the aim to be ready for implementation in May 2018 in line with the EU legislative timetable.
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