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Pubwatch practices "tightened" to comply with data protection laws

Police confirm scheme is continuing to operate despite GDPR fears

A review of the Island's Pubwatch scheme has found its practices need to be tightened to comply with data protection laws, but it can continue to operate.

Some landlords recently expressed concern that GDPR legislation was preventing pubs and bars from sharing information on those banned from entering licensed premises in the area.

A statement from Pubwatch and the Isle of Man Constabulary has confirmed some aspects have had to be changed to comply with existing laws.

However, the scheme continues to operate, with the police describing the ability to share images and addresses of known troublemakers as instrumental to its success.

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