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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

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

Consultation on proposed cyber defence legislation

DepartmentDepartment for the Economy
Start date19/12/2022
End date20/01/2023
Type of consultationGreen paper
Deadline for comments20/01/2023

About the consultation

This consultation seeks your views on planned changes to the Cyber Emergency Response Team for Jersey (CERT.JE). This proposes new legislation to ensure that Jersey can effectively prepare for, defend against and respond to cyber attacks.

The proposed changes include:

  • changing the Cyber Emergency Response Team’s name to The Cyber Security Centre for Jersey to better reflect its role and responsibilities.
  • moving it from operating on an interim basis within the Department for the Economy, and funded as part of the Government Plan, to being an independent grant funded advisory and emergency response body to operate at arm’s length from regulators, law enforcement and Government.
  • providing a clear legal basis for its activities and to ensure access to the right information at the right time.
  • providing for Operators of Essential Services to notify cyber security incidents within 48 hours

Consultation on proposed cyber defence legislation

Public meeting dates

We're holding meetings to brief various stakeholders on the proposed new law and receive feedback.

All meetings will take place at the CERT.JE Operations Centre, 1 Seaton Place, St Helier.

You need to book your place to the meetings using the Eventbrite links below. If you’re unable to attend in person we can send you a link to MS Teams.

Meeting type



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Briefing for Critical National Infrastructure providers (CNIs) and Operators of an Essential Service (OESs)Monday 9 January 2023
12pm to 1:30pm

Book your place


Briefing for the public Tuesday 10 January 202312pm to 1:30pmBook your place


Briefing for the public Tuesday 10 January 20235pm to 6.30pm

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Briefing for the Channel Islands Information Security Forum (CIISF) and cyber security professionalsWednesday 11 January 202312pm to 1:30pmBook your place
Briefing for Information Technology and cyber security service providersThursday 12 January 2023
12pm to 1:30pmBook your place
Briefing for the Cyber Security Task Force (CSTF)Friday 13 January 202312pm to 1:30pm

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How to submit comments to the consultation

Your response should align with the questions set out within the consultation on proposed cyber defence legislation

You can submit your response:

  • by completing the online survey below
  • by email to, marked for the attention of Elisabeth Blampied
  • by post to FAO Elisabeth Blampied, Department for the Economy, 19-21 Broad Street, St Helier, JE2 3RR

Complete the CERT consultation survey

Data protection

The information you provide will be processed in compliance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018. For more information, see the Department for the Economy privacy notices and retention schedule

Under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011, information submitted to this consultation may be released if a Freedom of Information (FOI) request requires it, but no personal data may be released.

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