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Telecoms, Media & Technology

A Brief Overview of the EU Electronic Communications Code

On 17th December 2018, Directive 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (the 'EECC') was published and it entered into force on December 20th 2018. This Directive relates mainly to the protection of end-users in the field of telecommunications law and was designed to improve upon the current protection provided to end-users under the present telecommunications framework. Directive 2018/1972 provides for a number of changes to the field of telecommunications law. Some of these changes include, inter alia, that EU Member States are to establish an independent method of comparing similar telecommunications services which are…
Zachary Galea
14th October 2019
Telecoms, Media & Technology

Keep Track of the Latest WP29 Guidelines & Opinions Relating to the GDPR by Visiting Mamo TCV’s Dedicated GDPR Microsite

The GDPR is around the corner. Before May 25th 2018 (the day the GDPR enters into force across the EU, including Malta), you should familiarise yourself not just with the new law itself but also the Article 29 Working Party's authoritative interpretation of various aspects of the GDPR. To date, the WP29 has adopted and published a number of Guidelines and Opinions on various important and 'hot' issues including consent, personal data breach notifications, data processing at work, data protection impact assessments, automated individual decision-making and profiling as well as the right to data portability.However, due to the way the…
Telecoms, Media & Technology

Keep Track of the Latest WP29 Guidelines & Opinions Relating to the GDPR by Visiting Mamo TCV’s Dedicated GDPR Microsite

The GDPR is around the corner. Before May 25th 2018 (the day the GDPR enters into force across the EU, including Malta), you should familiarise yourself not just with the new law itself but also the Article 29 Working Party's authoritative interpretation of various aspects of the GDPR. To date, the WP29 has adopted and published a number of Guidelines and Opinions on various important and 'hot' issues including consent, personal data breach notifications, data processing at work, data protection impact assessments, automated individual decision-making and profiling as well as the right to data portability.However, due to the way the…
Telecoms, Media & Technology

GDPR Administrative Fines: New Guidelines Recently Adopted

On 25 May 2018, Regulation 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect across the European Union (including Malta). As has been widely reported, infringement of the GDPR may lead to fines as high as €20,000,000 or 4% of an entity's total worldwide annual turnover (whichever is higher). On 3rd October 2017, the Article 29 Working Party adopted guidelines on the application and setting of the said administrative fines under the GDPR. The guidelines are intended for use by supervisory authorities to ensure improved application and enforcement of the GDPR and to encourage its consistent interpretation and…
Claude Micallef Grimaud
25th October 2017
Telecoms, Media & Technology

Mamo TCV Advocates Contributes to the 2017 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 is currently updated as at 26 January 2017 and is available here.The handbook provides an overview of the key privacy and data protection laws and regulations across nearly 100 different jurisdictions and offers a primer to businesses as they consider this complex and increasingly important area of compliance.The full edition of the world handbook itself…
Telecoms, Media & Technology

Legal Implications of Cloud Technology

Dr. Claude Micallef-Grimaud recently spoke on behalf of Microsoft Corporation ('Microsoft') at a half-day public seminar organised by the Malta IT Law Association (MITLA) on the topic of 'trust in cloud technology'. The event took place on 12th December 2016 at SmartCity Malta (SCM). Throughout his presentation, Dr. Micallef-Grimaud used Microsoft itself as a case-study to analyze what certain cloud service providers do to earn public trust in modern technology like 'the cloud'. The main point that he raised was that if people don't trust new technology, they simply won't use it and if that happens, innovation will grind to…
Claude Micallef Grimaud
14th December 2016