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Industry Updates

British Virgin Islands Introduces Data Protection Act

27 Oct 2021

The Data Protection Act, 2021 (the "DPA") came into force on 9 July 2021 in the British Virgin Islands ("BVI").

In summary, any entity established in the BVI that handles any individual's personal information has certain obligations with respect to that information.  These include ensuring that any such individual is formally apprised of what any of their personal data is being used for, and by whom.  The entity is also responsible for personal information processed on its behalf by a third party processor.

We have prepared two DPA legal guides that are available on request at the following links:

If you would like to discuss the application of the DPA to your particular BVI structure, please contact one of the contributors below or your usual Maples Group contact.

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