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Government announces plans to update Data Protection laws

Tue, 23 Jan 2018

The Manx Government is reviewing the Island's Data Protection laws to ensure it complies with European Union regulations.

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation comes into force later this year, aiming to bring legislation into line with the new way personal data is used and shared.

Although the Isle of Man isn't a member of the EU, the Island would have to comply with GDPR in order for data to be transferred from an EU nation to the Island.

The Government will look to bring in its over version of the legislation, which includes enhanced rights, fines and penalties.

The revised Manx Data Protection law would allow individuals to request their personal data to be erased or changed by companies, classifying IP addresses and internet cookies as personal data and enabling parents to give consent to a child's data being used.

Members of the public and businesses can provide feedback on the changes and see full details of all the proposals through the consultation hub on the Government's website.

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