On 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will repeal and replace the main data protection laws of all Member States, including Malta. Maltese organisations have less than a year to prepare for the many new, and in some cases, onerous obligations introduced by the GDPR. We have recently launched our GDPR microsite (www.gdprmalta.com) that provides easy to read information and resources about the new EU Regulation. Download our free GDPR Guidelines, subscribe to our GDPR mailing list and get in touch with our data protection experts (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more!
The GDPR at a glance:
✓ Fines up to €20,000,000 or 4 % of an entity’s total worldwide annual turnover
✓ Significantly expanded territorial scope
✓ Mandatory data breach notification in certain cases
✓ Mandatory appointment of a Data Protection Officer in certain cases
✓ Data Processors now also directly responsible at law
✓ More stringent consent requirements
✓ Increased level of information to be provided to data subjects
✓ More stringent requirements in controller-processor contracts
✓ Removal of the general notification requirement
✓ New data subject rights
The countdown to the GDPR has begun. Are you prepared?