Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner
In English:Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner
Competence: Privacy/Data Protection and ATI/RTI
Jurisdiction: Jersey, Channel Islands
Year established:2018 (as Jersey OIC), previously Data Protection Commissioner and Data Protection Registrar
Number of staff: 14
Head of authority: Information Commissioner – Paul Vane
Paul was appointed as Information Commissioner in july of 2021.
Paul has extensive experience in the regulatory and law enforcement environment and held the position of Deputy Commissioner between 2004 – 2021. Between January and August 2018 Paul was Acting Information Commissioner, during which time the GDPR came into effect. Paul led the organisation through this landmark transition.
Previously, Paul worked at the Jersey Financial Services Commission as a Compliance Manager and Policy and Legal Manager. This gave him experience in a similar regulatory environment where, among other things, he was responsible for ensuring that financial services businesses were compliant with Jersey’s financial services law.