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Change to procedure for making claims to Bona Vacantia estates

Data Protection Act 2018 (the Act)

New data protection provisions are in a set of regulations called the GDPR and LED Implementing Regulations 2018 which came into operation in the Isle of Man from 1 August 2018 following the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is an EU law, adopted in the Isle of Man by an Order under the Data Protection Act 2018.

Since 2 August 2018 Treasury has required third parties who make claims on behalf of a claimant to provide written confirmation that they have been instructed by the claimant to make a claim.  This will apply to all claims made to the Treasury by third parties including requests for confirmation of an administrator’s details where the Treasury has already accepted a claim to the estate.

This could be in the form of a contract signed by the claimant provided it contains a clause confirming that the claimant has instructed your firm to make a claim on their behalf, or in a separate letter of authority signed by the claimant to this effect.

Any claims received on or after 2 August 2018 which do not contain the claimant’s authority or confirmation will be returned.

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