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Data protection for individuals

Data Protection and Your Rights

Data protection ensures that information held about you is processed in accordance with the rights provided in the Data Protection Act 2002.  This safeguards and prohibits any non-compliant or unauthorised processing. 

The data protection law is changing due to reform of data protection law across the European Union.   You can read more about the General Data Protection Regulation.

Your rights

The data protection law in the Isle of Man also gives you the right to:

  • know what information is being held about you
  • know what your information is being used for and why
  • know who your information is given to
  • request access to your information
  • take action to block, rectify, erase or destroy inaccurate data. 

Requests for information

You can make a request to find out what information the Isle of Man Government holds about you by writing to or emailing the relevant Data Protection Officer (DPO) within the respective Department or Statutory Board.

Data Processing

The various Departments and Statutory Boards of the Isle of Man Government are Data Controllers. Each Department and Statutory Board processes and holds different information for different reasons.

Isle of Man Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner provides a wealth of documents about data protection for Individuals and Organisations.

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