THE GDPR AND THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

Alexandra Gill and Huw Thomas of firm Carey Olsen discuss how personal data is critical to the economy of the Channel Islands, as it has strog finance and tourism sectors that hold and process large amounts of personal data. Neither Guernsey nor Jersey are members of the EU, although at present they have a limited relationship with the EU (along with the Isle of Man). Historically both Guernsey and Jersey have taken great care to ensure that their data protection regimes provide standards of protection for personal data which are equivalent to those in force within the EU. With the advent of the GDPR, those standards are changing significantly.

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