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Isle of Man Data Protection Tribunal 26 February 2007

The Appointments Commission* is seeking applications from individuals for membership of the Isle of Man Data Protection Tribunal. Appointments will take effect from 1st May 2007.

What is the Isle of Man Data Protection Tribunal?

The Isle of Man Data Protection Tribunal ("the Tribunal") is appointed under section 4 of the Data Protection Act 2002. The Tribunal consists of a Chairman, a Deputy Chairman and not less than one and not more than three other members, appointed in accordance with the Tribunals Act 2006.

What does the Isle of Man Data Protection Tribunal do?

A person on whom an enforcement notice, an information notice or a special information notice has been served may appeal to the Tribunal against the notice. The Tribunal may also be requested to consider matters which are referred to it by the Data Protection Supervisor under section 20 of the Data Protection Act 2002.

The proceedings of the Tribunal are currently regulated by the Isle of Man Data Protection Tribunal Rules 2003 (SD 27/03) made under schedule 6 to the Act. The Tribunal is administered by the Tribunals Centralised Administration in the General Registry.

Who are the Appointments Commission looking for?

The Commission is seeking two advocates to fill the roles of Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Tribunal and at least three lay members.

Applicants for the lay members' positions do not need any formal qualifications. However, the Appointments Commission will be looking for people who have a knowledge and understanding of data protection issues who will take an active part in the work of the Tribunal.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying you should write to the Secretary of the Appointments Commission at the address indicated below enclosing your current curriculum vitae and the names of two persons who may be contacted for a reference. Applications should reach the Secretary by 30th March 2007. Late applications may be accepted by the Appointments Commission only at its discretion.

An information pack and further information about the role and the duties of the Isle of Man Data Protection Tribunal are available from the Secretary of the Appointments Commission, c/o Government Office, Bucks Road, DOUGLAS. (Tel: 686266 Email:


*The Appointments Commission has been established by the Council of Ministers under the auspices of the Tribunals Act 2006 as an independent body. Its principal function is to make appointments to various Appeals Tribunals and other bodies covered by the statutory provisions of the Tribunals Legislation.

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