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Data Protection and Privacy

The EU Data Act – Not Another GDPR

On 23 February 2022, the EU Commission proposed measures regulating the use and access of data, not being ‘personal data’ as understood by the GDPR, within the European Union across all economic sectors. The regulation of the use of data is essential given that data continues to be generated yet underutilised. The draft Regulation is to be read in conjunction with the EU’s Data Governance Act. The aim of the Data Act is to lay down common standards on the re-use of data across sectors. In this manner, the Act operates together with other legislation that has failed to address…
Data Protection and PrivacyWebinars

Mamo TCV Webinar │ The EU GDPR: Frequently Asked Questions

The EU GDPR (Regulation 2016/679/EU) came into effect across the EU on 25 May 2018. Many organisations in the EU, including Malta, have now implemented measures to comply with this important law. However, there are many questions that are asked on a regular basis. This webinar will: 1. Address frequently asked questions relating to the GDPR including: "Am I a Data Controller?" "Am I a Data Processor?" "Am I a Joint Data Controller with someone else?" “Do I always need ‘consent’ to process personal data?” "Do I always have to comply with a data subject access request under EU/Maltese law?"…
Mamo TCV Advocates
29th August 2022
Data Protection and PrivacyLegal UpdateWarren Ciantar

No More USA Social Media in the EU?

It has been reported by various news outlets that Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has prepared a draft decision which may well lead to the end of EU-US data transfers. This draft decision is a consequence of the concerns which have been raised by USA surveillance laws and practices and comes in the wake of the invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield by the Court of Justice of the EU a few years ago. The draft decision has been shared with other EU data protection supervisory authorities and a period of one month has been allocated for their input before…
Warren Ciantar
25th July 2022
Data Protection and PrivacyTelecoms, Media & Technology

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