ICO IMPOSES EUR224,000 FINE FOR ‘BCC’/’CC’/’TO’ BLUNDER

ICO IMPOSES EUR224,000 FINE FOR ‘BCC’/’CC’/’TO’ BLUNDER
Before clicking 'Send', check and check again!Sending an email to the wrong recipient is perhaps one of the most common types of data breach that can occur. One example is erroneously sending a Carbon Copy ('CC') email or an email with recipients in the 'TO' field instead of a Blind Carbon Copy ('BCC') email. This can have serious implications in terms of general confidentiality obligations as well as significant implications in terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR') which came into effect across the EU, including Malta, on 25th May 2018.This ...
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The GDPR and Fintech: Mamo TCV Participates in Panel Discussion

The GDPR and Fintech: Mamo TCV Participates in Panel Discussion
Dr Warren Ciantar, on behalf of Mamo TCV Advocates, recently participated in a half-day seminar organised and hosted by the Malta IT Law Association (MITLA) which was held at Smart City on the 13th April 2018. The seminar dealt with various aspects of the GDPR, including its implications in the gaming and fintech industries and was consequently attended by various stakeholders in these sectors. The background of attendees varied, with the Malta Gaming Authority, audit firms, insurance companies, gaming companies, software developers and law firms all being represe...
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Keep Track of the Latest WP29 Guidelines & Opinions Relating to the GDPR by Visiting Mamo TCV’s Dedicated GDPR Microsite

Keep Track of the Latest WP29 Guidelines & Opinions Relating to the GDPR by Visiting Mamo TCV’s Dedicated GDPR Microsite
The GDPR is around the corner. Before May 25th 2018 (the day the GDPR enters into force across the EU, including Malta), you should familiarise yourself not just with the new law itself but also the Article 29 Working Party's authoritative interpretation of various aspects of the GDPR. To date, the WP29 has adopted and published a number of Guidelines and Opinions on various important and 'hot' issues including consent, personal data breach notifications, data processing at work, data protection impact assessments, automated individual decision-making and profilin...
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GDPR Administrative Fines: New Guidelines Recently Adopted

GDPR Administrative Fines: New Guidelines Recently Adopted
On 25 May 2018, Regulation 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect across the European Union (including Malta). As has been widely reported, infringement of the GDPR may lead to fines as high as €20,000,000 or 4% of an entity's total worldwide annual turnover (whichever is higher). On 3rd October 2017, the Article 29 Working Party adopted guidelines on the application and setting of the said administrative fines under the GDPR. The guidelines are intended for use by supervisory authorities to ensure improved application and e...
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Employers Beware before 'Spying' on Employees!

Employers Beware before 'Spying' on Employees!
In a case decided last year, in the famous case of Barbulescu v Romania, the ECHR had found that there had been no breach of the employee's right to privacy when his employer dismissed him over private messages sent at work on the Yahoo messenger system set up by the same employer for work purposes. The employee's private online exchanges were being monitored and recorded by his employer. Personal use, such as that made by the employee, was in violation of the employer's internal regulations. The employer had proceeded to terminate his employment with the local Ro...
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