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Mamo TCV Advocates Publishes 5th Edition of its Popular (and free) ‘Brief Overview of the GDPR’

Mamo TCV Advocates has recently updated its very popular (and free) brief GDPR overview (now in its 5th edition) with easy-to-read information specific to Malta including the local implementation measures. The document can be downloaded for free from Mamo TCV's dedicated GDPR Microsite which is kept regularly updated. At www.gdprmalta.com you can find relevant data protection news and articles, all relevant guidelines, links to all the relevant laws and more. Should you need any guidance on any GDPR-related issues, please contact our specialised Data Protection Team at: dataprotection@mamotcv.com.  Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax…
Claude Micallef Grimaud
2nd February 2021
Telecoms, Media & Technology

Mamo TCV Advocates Contributes to the 2019 Edition of DLA Piper’s ‘Data Protection Laws of The World Handbook’

Ever since the 'Data Protection Laws of The World Handbook' was launched by DLA Piper in 2012, Mamo TCV Advocates has been closely involved therewith by providing, and subsequently updating on an annual basis, the chapter relating to Maltese data protection legislation. The 'Malta' section (now including GDPR implementation measures) was written by Dr Claude Micallef-Grimaud and is currently updated as at 10 January 2019. It can be accessed here.The handbook provides an overview of the key privacy and data protection laws and regulations (including GDPR implementation) across nearly 100 different jurisdictions and offers a primer to businesses as they…
Claude Micallef Grimaud
28th February 2019
Telecoms, Media & Technology

Significant Number of Personal Data Breaches Reported to the Maltese Supervisory Authority Post GDPR

Mamo TCV Advocates has recently contributed to an EU-wide survey carried out by DLA Piper focusing on the number of personal data breaches notified to regulators as well as the first fines issued under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime for the period from 25 May 2018 to International Data Protection Day on 28 January 2019.The survey, published on 6 February 2019, reveals that across Europe, following the coming into effect of the GDPR, more than fifty-nine thousand (59,000) personal data breaches were reported to local supervisory authorities with a total of 91 'GDPR fines' being imposed…
Claude Micallef Grimaud
12th February 2019
Telecoms, Media & Technology

Significant Number of Personal Data Breaches Reported to the Maltese Supervisory Authority Post GDPR

Mamo TCV Advocates has recently contributed to an EU-wide survey carried out by DLA Piper focusing on the number of personal data breaches notified to regulators as well as the first fines issued under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime for the period from 25 May 2018 to International Data Protection Day on 28 January 2019.The survey, published on 6 February 2019, reveals that across Europe, following the coming into effect of the GDPR, more than fifty-nine thousand (59,000) personal data breaches were reported to local supervisory authorities with a total of 91 'GDPR fines' being imposed…
Claude Micallef Grimaud
12th February 2019
Telecoms, Media & Technology

Which GDPR Rules Led to Google Being Fined 50 Million Euros?

On 21 January 2019, France's data protection watchdog, the National Data Protection Commission ('CNIL'), has imposed a record fine of fifty million (50,000,000) euros against Google LLC based on perceived infringements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR'). In brief, the fine was imposed on Google for the latter's lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization. Essential Information not Provided in a Lawful MannerOne of the main violations highlighted by France's CNIL was the fact that information provided by Google was not easily accessible (one of the requirements under the GDPR). The…
Claude Micallef Grimaud
21st January 2019
Telecoms, Media & Technology

Which GDPR Rules Led to Google Being Fined 50 Million Euros?

On 21 January 2019, France's data protection watchdog, the National Data Protection Commission ('CNIL'), has imposed a record fine of fifty million (50,000,000) euros against Google LLC based on perceived infringements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR'). In brief, the fine was imposed on Google for the latter's lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization. Essential Information not Provided in a Lawful MannerOne of the main violations highlighted by France's CNIL was the fact that information provided by Google was not easily accessible (one of the requirements under the GDPR). The…
Claude Micallef Grimaud
21st January 2019