One of Guernsey's government departments has been reprimanded for breaking data protection laws.
The Policy and Resources Committee has breached the Data Protection Law by failing to reveal the personal data it had on those in the Home Affairs Committee.
It came after it did a Good Governance review of the Committee which looked at how well the department was being run.
According to the Office of Data Protection Authority (DPA), Policy and Resources breached section 12(3) of the Data Protection Law which gives individuals the 'right to information for personal data collected from data subject.'
Four sets of complaints were lodged against the Committee with the DPA concluding that it 'did not provide the complainants with the information they had a right to be given...as part of a review of committee governance.'
The DPA says Policy and Resources will be issued with a 'formal reprimand.'
In a statement from the Home Affairs Committee, they say at the time when they tried to make the Policy and Resources Committee aware of their breach, they were not listened to.
In response to the decision, the Policy and Resources Committee say they accept the outcome.