BVI introduces data protection regime
On 6 April 2021, the BVI government passed the Data Protection Act (the DPA). The DPA was published in the gazette on 13 April 2021 but has not yet come into force – it will come into force on a date to be determined by the government and this is expected imminently.
The background to this is of course the drive for the BVI to become equivalent with the UK and European Union in this area, in particular under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
A detailed legal update has been published by our team and can be found here.