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New Data Protection Commissioner needed for 2024

New Data Protection Commissioner needed for 2024

Friday 20 January 2023

New Data Protection Commissioner needed for 2024

Friday 20 January 2023


The search is on to find a new Commissioner for Guernsey’s Data Protection Authority, to serve a five-year term from January 2024.

This comes as the current Commissioner Emma Martins’ agreed terms comes to an end this year.

The statutory role acts as a non-voting member of the Data Protection Authority, and Chief Executive of the Office of the Data Protection Authority (ODPA).

The Authority is the independent body tasked with overseeing the Bailiwick’s data protection law, providing governance and strategic direction through a Chair and six voting members. 

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Pictured: Emma Martins has served in the role since 2018. 

Richard Thomas CBE, the Authority’s Chairman, commented: “We are looking for someone with the experience and personality to ensure that we remain fully effective. 

“Everyone understands the importance of responsible use of personal information, but making it happen in practice requires skilful use of the available tools. 

“Emma Martins will be a tough act to follow, but the right person will find this to be a very fulfilling leadership role.”

Applicants can request a recruitment pack by emailing lorna.pestana@lawatworkci.com, and the closing date for applications is 28 February.

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