Mar
29

Malta: The Ultimate AI Launchpad

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The Malta.AI Taskforce and the Maltese Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation has invited members of the public, industry and academia to provide feedback on its High-level policy document for public consultation 'Malta: towards an AI Strategy' (the 'Policy Document'). The purpose of the Policy Document is to establish Malta as "amongst the top 10 nations with the highest impact national AI programme." The government argues that Malta has the natural and infrastructural qualities to make it "the Ultimate AI launchpad" - Its ...
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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
21

Artificial Intelligence: Some of the Challenges Ahead

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Introduction Reference to Artificial Intelligence ('AI') is likely to bring to mind dystopian pictures of a robot apocalypse as depicted in films such as iRobot or The Matrix or to spark debates on the possibility of machines with 'consciousness'. Yet although we are rightly concerned about AI and the future of mankind, catastrophic thinking may diminish or slow its progress and make us lose sight of its vast potential benefits. AI is more pervasive in our daily lives than one may think. Spotify and Netflix use AI to recommend songs, films or television shows whic...
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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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