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14

European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum Publishes its First Thematic Report

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On the 16 th of October 2018, the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum published its first thematic report which explores the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation in light of the rise of one of the world's most disruptive new technologies, the Blockchain. The Report outlines the main concerns relating to the co-existence of the provisions of the GDPR and blockchain technology, which have to date not been conclusively settled by the data protection authorities, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) or in court. It is important not to ...
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Nov
26

MAMO TCV Advocates to Moderate Panel at SiGMA Conference on Blockchain on the 28 November 2018

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Dr Christina Scicluna, Senior Associate at MAMO TCV Advocates, will be moderating a panel of industry experts analysing the pros and cons associated with investing in companies utilising Blockchain technologies. The panel will be composed of investors and techies who truly believe in Blockchain's revolutionary potential. For further details on the conference kindly click here . Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Christina...
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Nov
06

Malta, New kid on the Block

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Dr Christina Scicluna's latest publication on the Times of Malta focuses on the regulatory framework surrounding virtual financial assets which has become effective 1st November 2018 in Malta.  Link below for more details: https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20181106/business-news/malta-the-new-kid-on-the-blockchain.693557   Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Christina Scicluna .
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Nov
05

Government Surveillance - Watchful Protector or Immoral Spy?

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The Orwellian 'Big Brother' analogy has been used ad nauseam and is very well-known among the general populace, often used in sensational headlines whenever any issue regarding privacy finds itself in the news. For the sake of using a different analogy as well as to portray a different, perhaps more modern, perspective on surveillance, consider one of the final scenes of Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight". Towards the end of the movie, the titular hero reveals to his associate, Mr Lucius Fox, that he has developed a city-wide surveillance system, with the inten...
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Sep
27

The Malta Digital Innovation Authority to issue a set of guidance notes aimed at assisting service providers and innovative technology arrangements applicants

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The Malta Digital Innovation Authority ("MDIA") was established through Act XXXI of 2018 which has come into force on the 15 th July 2018 [in accordance with Legal Notice 250 of 2018] and is now formally set up. The MDIA shall be responsible for recognising service providers, namely systems auditors and technical administrators as well as certifying innovative technology arrangements ("ITAS") as outlined in the Innovative Technology Arrangement and Services Act, Chapter 592 of the Laws of Malta. The MDIA will be issuing a set of guidance notes aimed at assisting s...
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