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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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Jersey has a long track record as a fast mover, adapting to new trends to carve out its area of expertise.

We have been world-famous as clothing producers, farmers, fishermen and, most recently, as financiers. Digital represents Jersey’s great opportunity to enhance our position as a knowledge-based economy, delivering prosperity and stability for the Island and its people.

The objectives and principles contained in this Framework will determine our approach to policy for the next decade. The objectives describe what we are aiming to achieve, and the principles explain how we will approach policy development to achieve our stated objectives. Greater practical detail will be included in separate documents. This Framework will therefore remain consistent in the face of new challenges as technological change accelerates.

A thriving digital sector

High-productivity digital sector employment up by 1000 by 2025 GVA of the digital sector increased by 50% by 2025 Productivity of the sector increased by 10% by 2025

Digital skills for all

Computing curriculum compulsory for all students up to the age of 16 by 2020

Advanced digital infrastructure

Maintaining and developing this digital infrastructure as both technology and consumer demand evolve will be critical to achieving our digital aspirations

Government digital transformation

Digital leadership training provided to 90% of senior management by 2018 Monthly publication of performance data online under open licence by 2020 A new technology procurement strategy with a clear roadmap by 2018 Government data usage in line with international standards on cyber security and data protection

Robust cyber security

An incident response mechanism agreed to by Government and industry by 2020 The completion of two biennial Island-wide reviews by 2020 Extension of the Council of Europe Convention on Cyber Crime to Jersey by 2018

Secure Data Protection

A new data protection regime in place by May 2018 meeting EU adequacy standards A new operating model implemented and funding model devised for the Office of the Information Commissioner by May 2018

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