Feb
28

Mamo TCV Advocates Contributes to the 2019 Edition of DLA Piper’s ‘Data Protection Laws of The World Handbook’

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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 (now including GDPR implementation measures) was written by Dr Claude Micallef-Grimaud and is currently updated as at 10 January 2019. It can be accessed here . The handbook provides an overview of the key privacy and data protection laws and regulations (including GDPR implemen...
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Feb
12

Significant Number of Personal Data Breaches Reported to the Maltese Supervisory Authority Post GDPR

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Mamo TCV Advocates has recently contributed to an EU-wide survey carried out by DLA Piper focusing on the number of personal data breaches notified to regulators as well as the first fines issued under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime for the period from 25 May 2018 to International Data Protection Day on 28 January 2019. The survey, published on 6 February 2019, reveals that across Europe, following the coming into effect of the GDPR, more than fifty-nine thousand (59,000) personal data breaches were reported to local supervisory author...
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Jan
21

Which GDPR Rules Led to Google Being Fined 50 Million Euros?

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On 21 January 2019, France's data protection watchdog, the National Data Protection Commission ('CNIL'), has imposed a record fine of fifty million (50,000,000) euros against Google LLC based on perceived infringements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR'). In brief, the fine was imposed on Google for the latter's lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization. Essential Information not Provided in a Lawful Manner One of the main violations highlighted by France's CNIL was the fact that info...
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Jul
19

ICO IMPOSES EUR224,000 FINE FOR ‘BCC’/’CC’/’TO’ BLUNDER

ICO IMPOSES EUR224,000 FINE FOR ‘BCC’/’CC’/’TO’ BLUNDER
Before clicking 'Send', check and check again! Sending an email to the wrong recipient is perhaps one of the most common types of data breach that can occur. One example is erroneously sending a Carbon Copy ('CC') email or an email with recipients in the 'TO' field instead of a Blind Carbon Copy ('BCC') email. This can have serious implications in terms of general confidentiality obligations as well as significant implications in terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR') which came into effect across the EU, including Malta, on 25 th May 2018. Th...
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Apr
16

Malta Business Network Hosts Mamo TCV Talk on the GDPR

Malta Business Network Hosts Mamo TCV Talk on the GDPR
On Monday 16th April, the Malta Business Network will host a talk delivered by Dr Claude Micallef-Grimaud (a senior associate at Mamo TCV Advocates) on the practical steps towards applying in practice certain abstract rules found in the incoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The event starts at 6.30pm and will take place at the Xara Lodge in Rabat, Malta. More details are available here: https://maltabusinessnetwork.com/event/gdpr-practical-steps-towards-applying-certain-abstract-rules-practice/
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