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Vacancy: Information Commissioner - Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner

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Could you lead the regulatory authority for data protection, freedom of information and related legislative matters for Jersey and represent the Island on all matters of data protection, freedom of information and privacy?

Regulating data protection has become more important than ever before. Jersey is facing the same challenges as other European states in responding to a pandemic, adjusting to Brexit and dealing with threats posed by rapidly advancing technologies, such as artificial intelligence and facial recognition. In this context, it also presents opportunities for testing new technologies in a strongly interconnected national microcosm. The great objective is to maximise the protection of the human right of privacy while promoting the social and economic benefits of new technologies. JOIC may have a small office on a small island, but the Authority needs an ambitious leader as Information Commissioner to enable JOIC to fulfil its potential. 

The Information Commissioner leads a small but impressive team of professionals who enforce Jersey’s data protection laws and conduct public education initiatives. The Information Commissioner is also responsible for regulating Jersey’s Freedom of Information Law, which holds public authorities accountable through providing the public with access to information. The Information Commissioner also receives oversight, guidance and support from the Jersey Data Protection Authority. We are a team of local and international professionals with expertise in data protection regulation, Jersey financial services, the Government of Jersey and Authority governance. The Jersey Data Protection Authority has established positive working relationships with public authorities, private sector stakeholders and international partners characterised by collaboration and respect. The public and private sectors are generally supportive of data protection. However, promoting compliance and sustaining these relationships requires skilful handling by the Information Commissioner.

JOIC is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

If you are interested in pursuing a challenging and rewarding leadership role in the protection of personal data and information rights, please click the button below.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2020
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Jersey, Channel Islands