Find out what you need to do about the changes to ODPA registration:
- Everything you need to know about: ODPA Registration & Levy Regime (from January 2021)
this is a detailed document, please read carefully and contact us if you have any follow up questions.
- Guidance Note: Registration with an ODPA Levy Collection Agent
this document gives specific guidance for organisations wishing to become an ODPA Levy Collection Agent (LCA), or register with one.
includes template for ‘Certificate of Exemption’.
- Guidance Note: Established in the Bailiwick
this document will help you determine whether you are ‘established’ in the Bailiwick of Guernsey for the purposes of the Law, and therefore if you have to register or not.
- Legislation: The Data Protection (General Provisions) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (Amendment No.2) Regulations, 2020
the changes to ODPA registration are the result of this statutory instrument approved by the Committee for Home Affairs on 14 September 2020
HELP & ADVICE
If you’ve read the documents above and have some follow-up questions:
- Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email.
- Please come in to talk to a member of staff at our weekly drop-in sessions to ask any questions you have about the changes.
- Please read The Feel-Good Guide to Data Protection if you need an easy to read introduction to help get your organisation/business up to speed.
From January 2021 all local organisations/businesses/sole-traders (and all other entities established in the Bailiwick) who are doing anything with personal data are legally required to register with the Office of the Data Protection Authority (ODPA), and pay an annual fee.
The fee paid is based on how many full-time equivalent employees you have:
- £2,000/year for organisations with 50 or more FTE staff
- £50/year for all other organisations
- £0/year for registered charities and not-for-profit organisations
This may not be on your radar as you may be currently exempt from registration – these exemptions end on 31 December 2020. The ODPA is reaching out to all corners of its regulated community in Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, and Herm to make sure everyone knows what is changing, why it’s changing, and most importantly: what they need to do.
The simple act of registering with the ODPA does not make you compliant with the law – how you treat people’s data determines that. In light of this the ODPA are looking forward to registering new organisations from January 2021 and supporting them in understanding and engaging positively with their legal duties under the local data protection law.
Meeting these duties benefits organisations directly as it helps build trust and confidence with their customers, service users, staff and any other people whose data they use. And ultimately it helps avoid data harms that can damage people’s lives, careers, and reputations.