The Data Protection Definitions

The Data Protection (Jersey) Law applies to both the public and private sectors;

• It helps redress imbalance between the indidividual and companies/government that collect, process and communicate their data to third parties.

• It preserves democracy, but also protects the individual in the face of massive technological change and generate trust in the digital economy


The Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 (DPJL) specifies in Article 1;

• Who the Law applies to?

• What information the Law applies to?

• What activities the Law applies to?


The Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 (DPJL) is based around six principles of ‘good information handling’ (the Principles). These principles give people (the data subjects) specific rights in relation to their personal information and place certain obligations on those organisations that are responsible for processing it.


This guidance provides explanations about the definitions used in the law, to help individuals understand their rights and to provide guidance to organisations about how they must process personal information.