Hundreds give their view on draft Cyber Law

Over the last seven weeks, Jersey Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) has supported the Government of Jersey’s consultation on the draft Cyber Security (Jersey) Law. The consultation – which was originally due to run for two weeks – was extended to allow all interested stakeholders to provide feedback.

If it is approved by the States Assembly later this year, the Cyber Security (Jersey) Law will establish JCSC as an independent organisation, and define our remit and functions.

To support the consultation, JCSC produced:

  • 10 public briefings, which were attended by 118 people
  • 27 private briefings aimed at affected groups, which were attended by dozens of people
  • News releases, which were reported by Bailiwick Express, Jersey Evening Post, and Channel Eye 
  • Three newsletters, which were read by more than 200 people
  • 23 social media and blog posts which reached more than 8,000 people

What happens next?

Now that the consultation has closed, the Government of Jersey are now reviewing the feedback, and using this feedback to develop the next draft of the Cyber Security (Jersey) Law. The goal is to lodge the draft Law with the States in July, though depending on time required for amends this may be completed during the summer.

The final draft of the Law will then be debated by the States Assembly later this year. If it is approved, the Law will need to go to the Privy Council for royal assent, after which it should come into effect in 2025.

You can find out more about the consultation here.