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Emma Martins

Emma Martins

Emma Martins, Data Protection Commissioner at Office of the Data Protection Authority Guernsey:

Emma has held the statutory role of Data Protection Commissioner for the Bailiwick of Guernsey since 2012. At that time, she was also Information Commissioner for Jersey when the Islands created a pan-Island regulatory office.

Emma joined the Data Protection Office in Jersey in 2002 in the post of Deputy Registrar and was successful in her application for the position of Registrar in 2006. After the decision was made to separate the offices again in 2017, Emma remained in her post for Guernsey and left the Jersey role in early 2018.

Emma is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Data Protection Authority and acts as the chief executive of that Authority with responsibility for day-to-day operations. Emma heads a small team that is committed to embedding data protection compliance into their jurisdiction by supporting positive, enlightened legal and ethical engagement by the regulated community.