Confirmed: Employers Should Not Use Consent as a Legal Basis for Processing Employee Personal Data

Confirmed: Employers Should Not Use Consent as a Legal Basis for Processing Employee Personal Data
On 8 June 2017, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party ("WP29") adopted Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work ("the Opinion") ​[1] . This authoritative document complements previous WP29 publications on similar issues ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​[2]​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. The Opinion now takes into account new technologies that affect the processing of employees' personal data at work. Moreover, the Opinion takes into account both the Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) that is still in force at time of writing – transposed into Maltese legislation via the prese...
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Insurance Intermediaries update: the Insurance Distribution Directive and the proposed amendments to the Insurance Intermediaries Act and the Insurance Business Act

Insurance Intermediaries update: the Insurance Distribution Directive and the proposed amendments to the Insurance Intermediaries Act and the Insurance Business Act
Further to the MFSA Circular on the transposition of the Insurance Distribution Directive ('IDD') issued on the 10th April 2017, the MFSA has now issued a consultation document highlighting the main changes proposed to be carried out to the Insurance Intermediaries Act ('IIA') as well as the Insurance Business Act ('IBA'). Attached to the consultation document are the draft bills amending the IIA and IBA. The MFSA has also issued for consultation the proposed Insurance Distribution (Exemption) Regulations, 2017. A. Insurance agent, broker and managerThe IDD intro...
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New Prospectus Regulation: Easier Access to Capital Markets

New Prospectus Regulation: Easier Access to Capital Markets
On 16 May 2017, the Council adopted new rules on prospectuses for the issuing and offering of securities. The new prospectus regulation ("PR3") will repeal and replace the Prospectus Directive (2003/71/EC) and the existing Prospectus Regulation (809/2004). Unlike directives, regulations do not require further implementation measures by EU member states to be effective. The main aim of PR3 is to facilitate access to financial markets for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises through the simplification of the rules and streamlining of related ad...
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Malta Gaming Authority Announces Major Overhaul Of Maltese Gaming Law

Malta Gaming Authority Announces Major Overhaul Of Maltese Gaming Law
This article was written by Dr. Michael Psaila and Dr. Andrea Theuma.The Malta Gaming Authority ('MGA') has just published a new consultation paper proposing major reforms to Malta's current gaming legal framework. The proposed overhaul aims to repeal all the existing gaming legislation currently in force by replacing the latter with a singular primary Act of Parliament entitled the Gaming Act, which will empower the competent Minister to publish regulations and grant powers to the MGA to publish directives and issue rulings as well as guidelines and policies, the...
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Mamo TCV speakers at the Annual Consumer Law and Policy Conference

Mamo TCV speakers at the Annual Consumer Law and Policy Conference
This article was written by Dr Richard Camilleri and Dr Annalies Azzopardi.Two of our lawyers – partner Dr Richard Camilleri and senior associate Dr Annalies Azzopardi –gave a joint presentation entitled 'How does competition law contribute to consumer welfare?' at the Annual Consumer Law and Policy Conference.The Conference was held on World Consumers' Day, which falls on 15th March, and organised by the Chamber of Advocates, Malta together with the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Malta and the Malta Law Academy of the Chamber of Advocates.This ...
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