The Office of the Data Protection Authority (ODPA) has provided more detail regarding its new registration and funding model.
From 1 January 2021, all organisations, businesses and sole-traders which are established in the Bailiwick of Guernsey will be subject to a requirement to register with the ODPA. The new regime applies to any person who processes personal data about any individual for any purpose other than a household/domestic purpose.
Guernsey’s data protection regime requires all controllers and processors established in the Bailiwick to register with the ODPA. At present, this statutory requirement is subject to a limited exemption which means that certain categories of organisations and businesses are not obliged to register with the ODPA, such as charities and not for profit organisations which are able to rely on a charitable exemption.
With effect from 1 January 2021 this exemption from the requirement to register is being removed and will no longer be available. From that date all organisations, businesses and sole-traders which are established in the Bailiwick will be subject to a requirement to register with the ODPA, thereby bringing charities and not for profits into the scope of the new regime.
Carey Olsen has prepared a summary of the changes and details of how to register – click here to read more.