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Date: 21 April 2005
Subject: Data Protection – all you need to know about Data Protection but are afraid to ask!
Speaker: Emma Martins (Data Protection Registrar) and Sheelagh Keddie (Common Sense Privacy)
Venue: The Blue Room (room 108), Turner Building, Highlands College, St Saviour

Event Description

2005 will be a significant year for Data Protection in Jersey. The existing 1987 law has been extensively revised, and once in force will implement the European Directive on data protection – a significant step as it will affect the free movement of information and freedom to trade as well as the freedom of individuals. Emma Martins, the Jersey Data Protection Registrar, will outline some of the main changes that are being brought in, and how it will touch both manual and computer systems.

With direct experience of dealing with Data Protection in a large commercial environment, Sheelagh Keddie is well placed to offer practical advice. You will find out some of the reasons why people who manage information systems – particularly IT professionals – need to be aware of their responsibilities under the new law and how you will need to help your organisation comply.

We will examine some of the particular concerns about disaster recovery and outsourcing personal data both in the UK and in other countries outside the EU, and learn who will be in the firing line if things go wrong. Even better, you will get pragmatic and common sense advice on how to get things right in the first place by thinking about personal data at all stages of the system lifecycle.

The presentation will last about one hour and will also include an opportunity to explore the specific responsibilities that the BCS Code of Conduct places on BCS members. Make sure it won’t be you in the firing line – attend this event!

This is a free event that is open to both BCS members and the public. Tea and coffee will be available at the start of the event. BCS members will be able to claim 0.5 CPD points for attending.


You can download the presentation slides for the talks by Emma Martins and Sheelagh Keddie –

The Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005 (Emma Martins). Powerpoint slide show (653kb) PDF (223kb)

The Data Protection Act 1998 – a question of principles (Sheelagh Keddie). Powerpoint slideshow (61kb) PDF (186kb)


Please register your interest with by e-mailing the event organiser on ( jersey.events@bcs.org ). BCS members who attend the event will be entitled to claim 0.5 CPD points.


Highlands College are kindly providing the facilities for this event.