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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
Telecoms, Media & Technology

The EU-US Privacy Shield: Third Time’s a Charm?

In a joint press release issued on 25 March 2022, it was announced that the European Commission and the U.S. Government have agreed on a Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (the 'Framework') which would succeed the EU-US Privacy Shield (which had, in turn, succeeded the previous 'Safe Harbour' mechanism). This Framework is already being referred to by some as the 'EU-US Privacy Shield 2.0' but it is actually the third attempt at regulating Trans-Atlantic transfers of personal data. The Framework would comply with and relieve uncertainty which has been caused by the decision taken by the CJEU in Data Protection Commissioner…
MamoTCV Advocates
13th April 2022
Corporate & CommercialLegal Update

Mamo TCV Delivers seminar on Company Secretary at Society Education Event

On 30th November 2021, Dr Joshua Chircop delivered a seminar regarding the Duties of the Company Secretary on behalf of Mamo TCV Advocates on the invitation of Society Education. The presentation was split into three parts, with the first examining the appointment and removal of the company secretary. The second part focused on the statutory functions and responsibilities of the company secretary together with the holding of general meetings and board meetings. The third part of the seminar focused on the responsibilities of the company secretary under VAT legislation together with salient considerations under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and…
MamoTCV Advocates
7th December 2021
Banking & Finance

Garnishee Orders – Recent Amendments to the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure Could Place Significant Administrative Burden on Banks

This article was written by​ Dr Neeraj Bharwani and Dr Michael Psaila Act No. LXII of 2021 (the "Act") was published in the Government Gazette on the 29th October 2021 introducing several amendments to the provisions dealing with garnishee orders in the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure, Chapter 12 of the Laws of Malta (the "COCP"). Briefly, the Act has extended the list of assets that cannot be subject to a garnishee order to include:(i) Private pensions and pensions issued by foreign governments up to the amount established for the highest pension issued by the Government; (ii) Benefits and subsidies…
Neeraj Bharwani
12th November 2021
Claude Micallef-GrimaudTelecoms, Media & TechnologyWarren Ciantar

Transfers of Personal Data to Third Countries: A Brief look at the New SCCs

This article was written by​ Dr Michael Camilleri, Dr Warren Ciantar and Dr Claude Micallef-Grimaud. Transferring personal data from one EU Member State to another does not entail any formalities in addition to the basic and established requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The reason for this is because all EU Member States are, by default, deemed to offer an 'adequate level of protection due to the robust and mostly harmonised privacy laws in place. The same can largely be said about countries within the European Economic Area (EEA). Transfers of personal data from the EU to the so-called…
Warren Ciantar
14th September 2021
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