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IDPC Fines Lands Authority For Data Breach
On the 18th of February, the Information and Data Protection Commissioner ("IDPC") imposed a €5,000 fine on the Lands Authority after having investigated a major data breach in November 2018.
Malta
4 Mar 2019
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Google Hit With €50 Million Fine Over GDPR Violation
On the 25th May 2018, the same day on which the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") came into effect, complaints were filed against Google by two groups which advocate for privacy rights.
Malta
28 Jan 2019
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Maltese Court Of Appeal: Employee Email Addresses Constitute Personal Data
On the 5th of October 2018, in the case of Doreen Camilleri vs Commissioner for Information and Data Protection, the Court of Appeal reversed a decision previously taken by the Appeals Tribunal for Information and Data Protection and held that an employee's email address constituted personal data.
Malta
10 Dec 2018
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The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) Publishes Industry Guidelines On The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
In anticipation of the coming into force of the GDPR, the MGA, in consultation with the Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner ("IDPC") ...
Malta
11 May 2018
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2018 Q&A Report On Data Security & Cybercrime In Malta
Malta has been proactive in the implementation and development of its national data protection legal framework and is fully compliant with EU standards and best practice.
Malta
17 Apr 2018
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Can Your IP Disclose Your ID?
An "IP", or "internet protocol" is a unique series of numbers allocated to each and every device connected to a network, including and most notable the internet.
Malta
27 Jul 2017
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Cloud Privacy Check: Data Protection Compliance Requirements For Cloud Customers When Moving Into A Cloud Environment
The Data Privacy Compliance Cloud Privacy Check (CPC/DPC) is an initiative by a group of 44 lawyers from 32 different countries.
Malta
15 Feb 2017
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European Commission Proposal Strengthens Privacy Rules For Electronic Communications; Will Affect Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype And Gmail
Following a leak in early December, the European Commission has officially published the finalised proposed new legislation which aims to strengthen privacy in electronic communications.
Malta
26 Jan 2017
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Leaked EPrivacy Draft: What to Expect
Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission has been working on reforming the E-Privacy Directive.
European Union
3 Jan 2017
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Fraud And Investigations At The Workplace
Monitoring of employees at the workplace is not specifically regulated by Maltese Law. In this respect, one must refer to the Data Protection Act (Chapter 440 of the Laws of Malta)...
Malta
16 Nov 2016
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Compliance For Fintech Companies: What Your Website Visitors Have A Right To Know
In recent years, the financial services industry has been stepping into the digital world, with many financial institutions also operating online.
Malta
18 Jul 2016
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How Businesses Will Be Affected By The New Cybersecurity Directive
Cyber security is a prominent issue on the EU's digital agenda. Many governments and companies are vulnerable to cyber security threats.
European Union
17 Mar 2016
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French Data Protection Authority Clamps Down On Facebook's Privacy Violations
On Monday, the 8th of January 2016, the French data protection authority, Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes (CNIL), issued a formal notice to Facebook...
Malta
23 Feb 2016
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EU-US Data Transfer Deal Reached: New Privacy Shield Will Replace Invalid Safe Harbour Agreement
On the 2nd of February, Justice Commissioner Juorová announced that an agreement has been reached between the EU and the US on the safe flow of data.
European Union
11 Feb 2016
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UK's Surveillance Measures
The UK has recently proposed an Investigatory Powers Bill, which will provide new surveillance powers to the police and security services.
UK
20 Nov 2015
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The Commission "Is Not Ready To Play This Game" - Refuses To Comment On Germany's Data Retention Laws
The Data Retention Directive was enacted as a reaction to the 2004 and 2005 terrorist attacks in Europe in order to harmonize the investigation and prosecution mechanisms throughout the EU...
European Union
19 Oct 2015
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Questioning The EU-US Data Sharing Deal
A data sharing deal establishing the Safe Harbour Agreement devised by the European Union and the United States has been recently challenged by a 27 year old law student at the European Court of Justice.
Malta
13 Oct 2015
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Regulating Drones Within The European Aviation Market
Drones, which are also known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems or Unmanned Aircrafts have recently gained popularity across Europe and internationally.
European Union
17 Aug 2015
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Do Not Forget About The ‘Right To Be Forgotten'
Last year, European citizens were granted the right to submit a request to Google for the delisting of personal information deemed to be harmful, out of date or irrelevant, through a ruling issued by the European Court of Justice.
European Union
18 Jun 2015
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Data Retention Directive Is To Be Succeeded In The UK By Emergency Data Law
The EU Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC) was introduced into EU legislation during the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Madrid.
European Union
23 Jul 2014
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