Jersey is a dependency of the United Kingdom. Jersey has autonomy in respect of its internal affairs, including data protection.
Pursuant to Article 299 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, Jersey is a “third country”.
|GENERAL PRIVACY LAWS||Data Protection Law of 2005 was modeled on the U.K. data protection legislation and was aimed at meeting the requirements of the EU Data Protection Directive. There are a number of differences, however, and these relate primarily to the country’s banking secrecy laws.|
|PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION LAWS AND REGULATIONS||Data Protection Law of 2005|
|TYPE OF DATA PROTECTED||Personal|
|WORKPLACE PRIVACY LAWS||Data Protection Law of 2001|
|TRANSBORDER TRANSFERS||Jersey law contains no requirements that specific transfers outside of the EEA are to be notified to the Data Protection Commissioner either in advance or subsequent to the transfer.|
|FINES AND SANCTIONS||Civil and criminal sanctions, including fines and forfeitures.|
|OTHER PRIVACY LAWS AND REGULATIONS||Part III, Article 17 of the Data Protection Law 2005 prohibits any processing of personal data until there has been appropriate registration.|