Rachel Masterton, Office of the Data Protection Authority – Guernsey
Deputy Data Protection Commissioner
Rachel Masterton joined the Data Protection Authority on its inception on 25 May 2018 having worked for the preceding five years with the Data Protection Commissioner. Her role includes strategic planning and development, oversight of the regulatory and investigations teams and the provision of advice and guidance to organisations and members of the public.
Rachel joined the Civil Service in 1996 and worked for a number of government departments, in a range of different roles. Following a brief foray into financial services, Rachel returned to public service, spending eight and a half years at Guernsey Police as their Data Protection Officer, immediately prior to joining the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner. During this time, she gained the ISEB Certificate in Data Protection and invaluable hands-on experience of dealing with data protection issues ‘at the coalface’.
In July 2018, Rachel was awarded an LLM in Information Rights Law and Practice, having completed a dissertation on the impact of Brexit on data protection in the UK.