Oct
09

Cookies: ECJ Confirms Illegality of Pre-ticked Boxes

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The European Court of Justice ('ECJ') has given its preliminary ruling following a request from the German Federal Court of Justice during a case between the Federation of Consumer Organisations ('the Federation') and Planet49 GMBH ('Planet49'), an online gaming company.    The issue concerned the consent of participants in a promotional lottery being organized by Planet49, to: i)     have their personal data transferred to the Planet49's partners and sponsors; ii)    the storage of their information and; iii)  the access of...
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Oct
09

New Rules on Secondary Processing of Health Data Come into Force

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The Minister for Health, following consultation with the Data Protection Commissioner, has enacted regulations, through a Legal Notice, to allow for the secondary processing of health data. Secondary processing includes all those forms of processing that are not linked to the primary purpose (providing a health service) for which the data were collected and thus includes: administrative work, analysis of health records, compiling statistics, compiling evidence in medico-legal cases, investigation of health threats and other research activities. This Legal Notice s...
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Aug
22

Recent GDPR Fines Issued in Various Countries

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Country: Greece (first fine ever issued by the Greek data protection authority) Fine Amount: €150,000 Issued to: PWC Business Solutions Reason: The company, i.e. an employer, had decided to use consent as a legal basis for processing the personal data of its employees for various standard work-related purposes (e.g. paying the employees, sending the employees' personal data to relevant tax and labour authorities etc.). The Greek data protection authority held that consent is not a sound legal basis in the context of employment, due to the relationship between empl...
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May
24

Mamo TCV Advocates Publishes 4th Edition of its free ‘Brief Overview of the GDPR’

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force across the EU, including Malta, on 25 th May 2018. On the first anniversary of this event, we have updated our very popular (and free) brief GDPR overview (now in its 4th edition) with easy-to-read information specific to Malta including the local implementation measures. The document can be downloaded for free from Mamo TCV's dedicated GDPR Microsite which we keep regularly updated. Should you need any guidance on GDPR-related issues, please contact our specialised Data Protection Team at: datapr...
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Mar
31

Mamo TCV Delivers GDPR talk at Society Education Event

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At the invitation of Society Education, on 21 st March 2019 Mamo TCV Advocates delivered a talk regarding the General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR'). The event took place at 'the Landmark' in Qormi, Malta. On behalf of Mamo TCV Advocates, Dr Claude Micallef-Grimaud and Dr Warren Ciantar delivered their three-hour presentation titled: 'The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): An Overview of its Most Salient Aspects'. The presentation was split into two parts, with the first examining certain key features of the GDPR including the legal grounds for proces...
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