On October 9, 2007, in Opinion 8/2007 and Opinion 9/2007 respectively, the Article 29 Working Party assessed the adequacy of data protection law in Jersey and in the Faroe Islands in light of the criteria set out in its document on the transfer of personal data. With respect to the Faroe Islands, the Article 29 Working Party determined that, except for a missing provision regarding automated individual decisions, the Faroese law complies with most of the EU data protection principles. Taking the view that adequacy does not mean complete equivalence with the level of protection set by the Data Protection Directive, the Working Party concluded that the Faroe Islands ensure an adequate level of protection within the meaning of Article 25(6) of Directive 95/46/EC. Regarding Jersey, the law of which is an embodiment of UK law, the Article 29 Working Party found that a number of provisions differ substantially from the Directive, in particular the definition of personal data, unnecessary restrictions to the transparency principle, or the powers of the Data Protection Commissioner. The Article 29 Working Party considered however that these differences were not significant in relation to the protection provided for personal data transferred from EU Member States to Jersey, and concluded that Jersey ensures an adequate level of protection within the meaning of Article 25(6) of Directive 95/46/EC.
Opinion 8/2007 for Jersey is available (in English) at: http://ec.europaeu/justice_home/fsj/privacy/docs/wpdocs/2007/wp141_en.pdf
Opinion 9/2007 for the Faroe Islands is available (in English) at: http://ec.europaeu/justice_home/fsj/privacy/docs/wpdocs/2007/wp142_en.pdf