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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.
4 Mar 2019
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.
28 Jan 2019
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.
10 Dec 2018
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") ...
11 May 2018
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.
17 Apr 2018
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.
27 Jul 2017
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.
15 Feb 2017
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.
26 Jan 2017
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
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)...
16 Nov 2016
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.
18 Jul 2016
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
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...
23 Feb 2016
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
Monitoring Of Employees' Private Messages At The Workplace
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has recently ruled that companies have the right to monitor employees' online private messages during their working time.
European Union
25 Jan 2016
Facebook Must Stop Tracking Non-Users
A Belgian court has ruled that Facebook has 48 hours to stop tracking people in Belgium who are not members of its social network.
European Union
23 Nov 2015
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.
20 Nov 2015
The Use Of Technologies And Respect For Privacy At The Workplace
In Europe, the use of new information and communication technologies ( ICT) at the workplace has spread rapidly in recent years.
4 Nov 2015
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
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.
13 Oct 2015
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