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Cyber Security Law

DepartmentDepartment for the Economy
Start date04/03/2024
End date23/04/2024
Type of consultationWhite paper
Deadline for comments23/04/2024

About the consultation

​​​​​The Operator of an Essential Service (OES) is defined as any service which is essential for the infrastructure of Jersey or the maintenance of critical societal or economic activities in Jersey.

This consultation asks for your views on the proposed sectors and sub-sectors which will be defined as OESs, and the requirements which will be placed upon them, under the draft Cyber Security (Jersey) Law 202-.​

Consultation: Draft Cyber Security (Jersey) Law 202-


The Jersey Cyber Security Centre​ (JCSC) is responsible for promoting and improving the cyber resilience across the Island’s critical national infrastructure, business communities and citizens to reduce the risk and impact of major cyber incidents in Jersey.​

Since 2021, it has operated within the Department for the Economy, and has been funded as part of the Government Plan. The intention is for the JCSC to operate as a grant funded body at arm’s length from regulators, law enforcement officers and government.

In order to establish it as an arm’s length corporation sole, legislation needs to be put in place outlining the scope of the work expected of the JCSC and the associated governance, which includes defining OES and the legal requirements placed upon them.

OES will be defined in the law, but the proposed list includes:

  • Energy
  • Transport, sea transport, freight handling, road transport and freight distribution
  • Banking and financial services
  • Health including Government of Jersey services
  • Water providers
  • Digital Infrastructure
  • Postal and Courier services
  • Food
  • Public Administration

The c​onsultation process

A consultation on proposed cyber defence legislation, which an from December 2022 to January 2023 provided feedback that directly fed into the drafting instructions and law drafting process.

This consultation focuses on obtaining feedback from Operators of Essential Services.

A third consultation, planned for Q3 2024, will focus on how OESs implement what will be required ​of them when Part 4, Part 5, and Schedule 3 are implemented.

Public meeting dates

Public briefings are being held by the Jersey Cyber Security Centre on:

  • Thursday 7 March from 5pm to 6.30pm
  • Friday 7 March from 12pm to 1.30pm​​

You can register on Eventbrite to attend online, or in person at the JCSC office in Seaton Place.

Sector-specific briefings​​​

If you work in a specific sector, you can attend briefings for:

  • operators of critical national infrastructure (Wednesday 6 March at 12pm)
  • operators of essential services (Friday 8 March at 8am)
  • cyber security professionals (Thursday 14 March at 1pm)

Additional briefings can be arranged with JCSC for specific sectors.​ Feedback at the briefing events will be anonymised and added to the JCSC's consultation response.

How to submit comments to the consultation

This consultation is now closed. 

Data P​​rotection

The information you provide will be processed in compliance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.

Find more information in the ​ Department for the Economy Privacy Notice.
The Government of Jersey may quote or publish responses to this consultation but will not publish the name and addresses of individuals without consent. 

Types of publishing may include:

  • sending to other interested parties on request
  • sending to the Scrutiny Office
  • quoting in a published report
  • reporting in the media
  • publishing on the Government website
  • listing on a consultation summary

​​Confidential responses will still be included in any summary of statistical information received and views expressed.
Under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, information submitted to this consultation may be released if a Freedom of Information request requires it, but no personal data may be released.​​
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