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Saint Barthélemy


Law: Act No.78-17 of 6 January 1978 on Data Processing, Data Files and Individual Liberties (as amended to implement the GDPR) ('the Act')

Regulator: There is currently no general data protection authority.

Summary: Saint Barthélemy is an overseas collectivity of France in the Caribbean, and does not have its own privacy or data protection law in place. However, the Act, is applicable. While the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679) ('GDPR') does not directly apply in Saint Barthélemy, many of its requirements will be relevant as set out under the Act. In addition, Saint Barthélemy is on the list of overseas countries and territories ('OCTs') the citizens of which are considered in principal as citizens of the European Union ('EU'). At the same time, such OCTs do not form part of the territory of the EU and are not directly subject to EU law. They are granted associate status, as provided by the Lisbon Treaty.