Introduction of a new Data Protection Bill (GDPR)

Closed 5 Mar 2018

Opened 23 Jan 2018


In the Programme for Government, the Council of Ministers committed to ensuring that the Island’s legislative position is equivalent to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 2018. 

The Isle of Man Government’s proposed approach is the introduction of a short Data Protection Bill giving specific powers to apply EU data protection instruments as part of Manx law (with any necessary modifications) by Order approved by Tynwald and then implemented with Manx Regulations.

Why We Are Consulting

We seek views from everyone, but it is addressed in particular to organisations from the private, public and third sector which process, or are likely to process personal data. 

The Cabinet Office invites views on the proposed Orders and Regulations.


What Happens Next

The Council of Ministers intends to introduce the draft Bill into the Keys on 13 March 2018.

The feedback from this consultation on the Orders and the Regulations will be used to inform the final draft of this legislation.  


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