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Guernsey’s Data Protection Laws Deemed Secure by EU

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Guernsey’s laws for data protection have been approved by the European Union.

The laws were assessed to see if they offered enough protection to share information between the EU and the Bailiwick.

This decision means the Bailiwick’s business sectors can continue to transfer data unhindered.

The States of Guernsey said this confirmed Guernsey was “a leading jurisdiction for safe and secure data.”

It said a negative outcome would have meant additional safeguards being required.

Deputy Rob Prow, president of the committee for home affairs, which oversaw the process for the Bailiwick, said the committee was “delighted” and was grateful for the work by the public and private sectors in securing the decision.

Mr Prow said: “The importance of this outcome should not be understated, as it both allows our many businesses that work across the EU to continue sharing data seamlessly without any additional restrictions and reassures islanders that their data is protected in our robust, proportionate and well-implemented regime.”

Deputy Neil Inder, president of the Committee for Economic Development, said being recognised as a safe and secure place to do business was “a significant marker”.

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