FAQ

Questions? See below our frequently asked questions and responses.

What is the JDPA?

The Jersey Data Protection Association was formed in July 2017. The Committee encourage and facilitate discussion of data protection issues and to generally promote and enhance the understanding and practices of data protection for individuals and organisations.

How do I become a member?

Membership of the JDPA is open to all organisations and individuals, especially to those individuals whose primary responsibility is data protection or those who have an element of responsibility for data protection as part of their role.

To join, fill in the form on our subscription page (https://jdpa.org.je/subscribe/) and you will be sent payment details for a subscription.

Can’t find your question here? Feel free to contact us.

What data protection legislation applies to a Jersey organisation?

If you are a Jersey based company you will need to comply with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018, and the Data Protection Authority (Jersey) Law 2018.  Depending on the nature and scope of your activities, you may also need to have regard to other data protection laws such as:

  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation.
  • The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017 and/or
  • The UK Data Protection Act 2018

.

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. It became enforceable from the 25th May 2018. It standardises data protection law across all the European Union member states and the European Economic Area. The GDPR has territorial scope and applies where the processing activities are related to the offering of goods of services to individuals in the EU or the monitoring of their behaviour if that behaviour takes places within the EU.

What am I paying for when I subscribe to the JDPA?

The £50 annual subscription can either give you an individual membership or a corporate membership to the JDPA. A corporate membership entitles one person from your organisation to attend our members-only events which run throughout the year. If you would like more than one individual from your organisation to attend an event then you will need to have more than one subscription. Each subscription shall cost £50. An individual membership permits you to attend as an individual to all our member-only events.

Is my membership a corporate or individual membership?

If an email address is a corporate email address then we class this as a corporate membership.  This means that if an individual uses a corporate email and then leaves the company the membership is not transferable to a new organisation. We will not refund any subscription costs, and the subscription will stay with the originating organisation.  If your new organisation does not have an available subscription, then the organisation will need to take out a new membership. 

If you would like to become an individual member then you should sign up using a personal email account i.e not a corporate email.  This will remain with you regardless of any change in employment.

I am a Charity or a not for profit organisation are we exempt from the annual subscription?

Charities are exempt from paying the £50 annual subscription. If you are a not for profit please contact us to see if you qualify for an exemption.  We use your objectives as one of the criteria for assessing if your organisation is exempt. Please note the exemption is always at the Committees discretion.