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ODPA marks 5th anniversary

ODPA marks 5th anniversary

Monday 05 June 2023

ODPA marks 5th anniversary

Monday 05 June 2023

A series of events have been held to mark five years since data protection legislation was introduced in Guernsey.

25 May marked five years since Europe's GDPR law, and equivalent local legislation across various jurisdictions including in Guernsey, came into force.

Bailiwick of Guernsey Data Protection Commissioner Emma Martins said a lot has been achieved over the past five years of which she is very proud.

It is important to mark milestones and anniversaries because it gives us an opportunity to pause for a moment and reflect where we have been and where we want to be going as well as remind ourselves of the importance of this issue in all our lives. With the scale and speed of developments lately, these moments of pause have, I think, never been so critical. It has been a huge privilege for me to be Commissioner for the Bailiwick during this important chapter in our history; building the foundations for afuture that,despite being increasingly dependent upon data, does not lose sight of the need for human values at the core. 

Guernsey's Office of Data Protection Authority (ODPA) marked its five year anniversary by releasing new content including its second annual Bijou Lecture, featuring author and lawyer Elizabeth M. Renierisan expert on data governance and the human rights implications of new and emerging technologies. 

The week also saw Project Bijou Seeds launched among Year 10 students to raise awareness of challenges and opportunities in our increasingly digitalised world.

The Commissioner’s Blog: Building a safer, more inclusive data culture was published and a new Podcast with Matthew Parker – Bijou Award winner was released.

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