Apr
06

Commission Announces Extension of State Aid Temporary Framework

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Following the adoption of the State Aid Temporary Framework (the "Framework") on 19 March 2020, the Commission announced that a draft proposal to extend the Framework has been sent to the Member States for consultation. This draft proposal follows the number of State aid decisions that the Commission has taken in the light of the Framework and the current economic situation. The proposed extension will see additional support possibilities for the five types of aid measures outlined in the Framework, in that it will provide for: i. more support for COVID-19 related...
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Mar
31

Recent Amendments to the Maltese Subsidiary Legislation Regulating the Processing of data in the Insurance Sector

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Legal Notice 107 of 2020 (the 'Legal Notice') has recently introduced important changes and clarifications to the Maltese 'Processing of Data Concerning Health for Insurance Purposes Regulations' (S.L. 586.10), which, in parallel with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Maltese Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta), regulate the processing of health data in the insurance sector. S.L. 586.10 primarily sought to set out a lawful basis for entities involved in the "business of insurance" to process data concerning health. Particu...
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Mar
30

COVID-19 Wage Supplement and Medical Benefit

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The Maltese Government is providing businesses operating in certain sectors with a wage supplement for their employees. Applications for businesses to apply for the COVID wage supplement are now online. There are two lists of businesses with a corresponding benefit. Those listed in Annex A on the Malta Enterprise website (businesses operating in sectors which suffered drastically due to the pandemic and businesses which had to temporarily suspend their operations on the order of the Superintendent of Public Health) are entitled to up to 5 days' salary based on €80...
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Mar
30

Recent Amendments to the Maltese Special Rules of Processing of Personal Data by Public Authorities in Relation to Criminal Offences

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The Maltese subsidiary legislation regulating the Processing of Personal Data by Competent Authorities for the Purposes of the Prevention, Investigation, Detection or Prosecution of Criminal Offences or the Execution of Criminal Penalties ( S.L. 586.08 ), implementing EU Directive 2016/680, came into force on the same day as and in parallel with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The said S.L. 586.08 has recently been amended by virtue of the similarly named Data Protection (Processing of Personal Data by Competent Authorities for the Purposes of th...
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Mar
30

COVID-19 Government Employment-Related Grants

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The Maltese government has announced a number of employment related measures and grants in response to COVID-19. Applications are now available online for: 1. Parent Benefit: A parent who is employed in the private sector, with children under the age of 16 years, who cannot go to work after the 8 th March 2020 in order to take care of their children and cannot telework, are eligible for this benefit. The benefit is of €166.15 per week if the parent works full-time and €103.85 if the parent works part-time. The application can be downloaded here: https://socialsecu...
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