What Does An Information Commissioner Do?
Webinar - Jersey

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What does an Information Commissioner do exactly? In this information age, data is all around us. But who regulates what happens to our personal data? Who is there to protect us? This webinar focuses on the role of the Information Commissioner, presented by Paul Vane, Information Commissioner for Jersey. Paul will walk you through the main tasks of the regulator, what that means for both businesses and individuals, and how important data protection is for each and every one of us.


As Information Commissioner, Paul Vane is accountable for the overall leadership of the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner (JOIC) and is ultimately answerable for any issue relating to it. He is responsible for strategic planning and ensuring that the operations of the office meet with the strategic goals. Paul is responsible for promoting awareness of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018, its principles and the obligations upon controllers and processors as well as the rights of individuals. An important part of his role is to ensure that the office is perceived to be helpful, supportive and informative, while enforcing the law where necessary. Part of his role is to create a greater awareness of Jersey and data protection in Jersey within the international community. Paul leads JOIC’s external relations, dealing with representatives from businesses, governments and NGOs, both locally and internationally. Paul has extensive experience in the regulatory and law enforcement environment and held the position of Deputy Commissioner between 2004 - 2021. Between January and August 2018 Paul was Acting Information Commissioner, during which time the GDPR came into effect. Paul led the organisation through this landmark transition.

Previously, Paul worked at the Jersey Financial Services Commission as a Compliance Manager and Policy and Legal Manager. This gave him experience in a similar regulatory environment where, among other things, he was responsible for ensuring that financial services businesses were compliant with Jersey’s financial services law. Before that, Paul worked as a police officer for the States of Jersey Police, learning skills which he still uses today.

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

15:00 - 15:45 BST



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    Paul Vane
    Information Commissioner
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