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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Mar
24

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

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 25 th 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 profili...
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Oct
25

GDPR Administrative Fines: New Guidelines Recently Adopted

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 3 rd 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 e...
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Aug
22

Confirmed: Employers Should Not Use Consent as a Legal Basis for Processing Employee Personal Data

Confirmed: Employers Should Not Use Consent as a Legal Basis for Processing Employee Personal Data
On 8 June 2017, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party ("WP29") adopted Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work ("the Opinion") ​[1] . This authoritative document complements previous WP29 publications on similar issues ​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​[2] ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ . The Opinion now takes into account new technologies that affect the processing of employees' personal data at work. Moreover, the Opinion takes into account both the Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) that is still in force at time of writing – transposed into Maltese legisla...
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