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Data Transfers to the UK to Fall Under ‘White-Listing’ Regime

On 28th June 2021, the EU Commission published its adequacy decision concerning the United Kingdom. Consequently, any transfers of personal data from the EU/EEA to the UK will henceforth be considered as if they were intra-EU transfers. The EU Commission periodically issues such adequacy decisions with respect to third countries around the world after assessing such countries' data protection legislation and determining that it is of an equal standard to that of the GDPR.The UK's adequacy decision was issued in an expedited manner since the UK officially exited the EU/EEA on 1st January 2021. A temporary six-month transitionary period for…
MamoTCV Advocates
30th June 2021
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Maltese Lands Authority Fined €5,000 by the IDPC for Personal Data Breach

On February 18 2019, the Maltese Information and Data Protection Commissioner ('IDPC') issued his decision to the Lands Authority ('the Authority') following the investigation by the IDPC of the data breach which was brought to the IDPC's attention by the local press on 23rd November 2018. In the said journalistic piece, it was alleged that the Authority's website contained a serious flaw allowing significant amounts of personal data to be made available to the general public (via search engines). Over the course of his investigation, the Commissioner noted that the Authority's online portal indeed lacked the necessary technical and organisational…
MamoTCV Advocates
21st February 2019