(8) Sixteen statutory instruments (orders) have also been adopted in Guernsey in 2002, laying down specific rules concerning issues such as subject access, processing of sensitive data and notification to the data protection authority. These instruments complement the law.
(12) The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established under Article 31(1) of Directive 95/46/EC,
1. Without prejudice to their powers to take action to ensure compliance with national provisions adopted pursuant to provisions other than Article 25 of Directive 95/46/EC, the competent authorities in Member States may exercise their existing powers to suspend data flows to a recipient in Guernsey in order to protect individuals with regard to the processing of their personal data in the following cases:
1. Member States shall inform the Commission without delay when measures are adopted on the basis of Article 3.
For the Commission
Frederik Bolkestein
Member of the Commission
(1) OJ L 281, 23.11.1995, p. 31.
(2) Opinion 5/2003 on the level of protection of personal data in Guernsey, adopted by the Working Party on 13 June 2003, available at http://europa.eu.int/comm/ internal_market/privacy/workingroup/ wp2003/wpdocs03_en.htm