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Office of the Information Commissioner, Jersey

Country or territory Jersey
Name of the organisation Office of the Information Commissioner
Chair and/or College Chair: Jacob Kohnstamm
Acting Information Commissioner: Paul Vane
Location/address Brunel House
Old Street
St Helier
Jersey JE2 3RG
Primary contact (phone and/or email) +44(0)1534 716530
Number of staff 5
Year of Establishment 1986
Founding Act or Law Current: Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005
New (from 25th May 2018: Data Protection (jersey) Law 2018
Online profile (website, social media, etc.) oicjersey.org
General description of activities Statutory authority for the Bailiwick of Jersey regulating the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005 and Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
General description of enforcement actions (powers of investigation, inspection and/or sanction) Powers under the 2005 Law include powers of entry and search, power to issue Enforcement Notices, Information Notices and formal Undertakings (non-statutory).

Powers under the 2018 Law extended to including fining powers up to £10,000.

Number of decisions, opinions, recommendations in previous year 3