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Internet of Things correspondence (FOI)

Internet of Things correspondence (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 04 April 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Can the Minister or Assistant of Treasury and Resources or the Treasurer of the States of Jersey publish correspondence with Jersey Telecoms in relation to:


The remaining interest that Jersey Telecoms holds in JT IoT 


The decision not to sell 100% of JT IoT


The current % of JT IoT held by members of the JT board of directors involved in the sale of JT IoT ([name redacted] [name redacted] [name redacted])


The approval of any bonus payments or payments in lieu of notice made to [name redacted] and [name redacted] 


The decision to extend [name redacted] tenure beyond the recommended term and whether this decision was related to the sale of JT IoT


A and B

There is no correspondence relating specifically to these questions. A previous Freedom of Information response explains that the Minister, Assistant Minister and Treasurer of the States received regular verbal updates on the sales process. 

Internet of Things correspondence (FOI)

Accompanying this response are copies of letters from the Minister to the Chair of Jersey Telecoms (JT) which reference reaching agreement to the sale of a majority stake in JT’s IOT (Internet of Things) business. As a point of clarity, the letter dated 22nd June 2021 refers to a previous letter dated 16th June, this is incorrect as the correspondence was ultimately dated 17th June 2021 and there is no letter dated 16th June.

Redactions have been applied under Article 25 (Personal Information) and Article 26 (Information supplied in confidence) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

C, D and E

The information requested is not held by the Scheduled Public Authority therefore Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies. 

The extension of the tenure of Phil Male as Chair was agreed between JT and the Jersey Appointments Commission who are responsible for oversight of such matters.

Article applied 

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

Article 25 - Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if – (a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and (b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

(3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.

Article 26 - Information supplied in confidence

Information is absolutely exempt information if –

(a) it was obtained by the scheduled public authority from another person (including another public authority); and

(b) the disclosure of the information to the public by the scheduled public authority holding it would constitute a breach of confidence actionable by that or any other person.

Letter to JT Chairman 17th June 2021_Redacted.pdf

Letter to JT Chairman 22nd June 2021_Redacted.pdf

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