How to Notify
If you are processing "personal data" you must inform the Supervisor of this processing. This is called "notification".
"Notification" is how an organisation ("data controller") provides the Supervisor with certain details that form the "register entry" for the data controller. The Supervisor maintains a public register of these data controllers and their register entries.
Registering your organisation as a data controller is only a small part of your obligations under the Data Protection Act - simply having a register entry does not mean that you have fulfilled your obligations under the Act.
Many, but not all, organisations are required to have an entry in the register of data controllers.
All organisations, whether they are, or are not required to have a register entry, must ensure that all the processing of personal data they undertake complies with the remaining parts of the Act, in particular the Eight Data Protection Principles.
Please use our notification assessment tool to assist you in deciding whether you are required to notify or whether you are exempt from the requirement to notify.
|If you are required to notify, please complete our online Request for Registration Form.|
The Office of the Data Protection Supervisor is committed to actively assisting businesses and organisations with the notification process.
|For further information on|
|The Registration Process|
|Acceptance and refusal of an application for a Register Entry|
|Registering seperate legal entities|
|Renewing a Register Entry|
Documents at the base of the page provide additional advice to businesses about how to notify (register) under the Act, but iIf you have any further queries, please contact the Office.
To download these documents you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is available free of charge from Adobe by using the following link:
|Title||File Size||Format||Document Title|
|Notification Handbook 2012||(256 kb)||Acrobat PDF File||Guidance on how to notify|
|Do I need to notify?||(84 kb)||Acrobat PDF File||A self-assessment guide to exemptions from notification|
|Registration request form||(66 kb)||Microsoft Word||Form to request registration documentation|
|Notification Exemption Form||(67 kb)||Microsoft Word||Form to claim exemption from notification|
|Additional Purpose Form||(82 kb)||Microsoft Word||Form to add an additional purpose to a register entry|
|Amendment Form||(88 kb)||Microsoft Word||Form to make changes to a register entry|
|Cancellation Form||(66 kb)||Microsoft Word||Cancellation Form for a Register Entry|
|Annual Registration Renewal Form||(53 kb)||Microsoft Word||Renewal Form|
Material on the Data Protection Supervisor's site is independent of that hosted by the Isle of Man Government and is protected by copyright. The copyright owner is the Isle of Man Data Protection Supervisor. You may not make alterations or additions to the material on this site, or sell it or misappropriate it. Material may be downloaded or copied for personal use. However, appropriate acknowledgement of the copyright owner is required if material is re-published in any format.