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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Jan
14

European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum Publishes its First Thematic Report

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On the 16 th of October 2018, the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum published its first thematic report which explores the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation in light of the rise of one of the world's most disruptive new technologies, the Blockchain. The Report outlines the main concerns relating to the co-existence of the provisions of the GDPR and blockchain technology, which have to date not been conclusively settled by the data protection authorities, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) or in court. It is important not to ...
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Sep
10

Mamo TCV Advocates Delivers GDPR Presentation to Medical Practitioners

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Dr. Claude Micallef-Grimaud, a senior associate at Mamo TCV Advocates, recently delivered a presentation to members of the Mediterranean Institute of Primary Care regarding the implications of the GDPR for medical professionals. The topics ranged from general data protection obligations imposed on all data controllers to specific obligations and requirements relevant to medical practitioners, particularly those specialised in occupational medicine. The talk also highlighted some exemptions and/or special circumstances that apply to certain medical practitioners (f...
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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
21

Long-Awaited GDPR Guidelines Finalised by the WP29

Long-Awaited GDPR Guidelines Finalised by the WP29
The Article 29 Working Party (' WP29 ') has recently adopted and subsequently finalised its long-awaited guidelines on  Consent as well as those on Transparency   under Regulation 2016/679 (the ' GDPR '). These long-awaited guidelines form part of the many GDPR related guidelines, opinions and recommendations issued by the WP29 aimed to help practitioners, controllers and processors alike to better understand the workings and intricacies of the imminent GDPR. These guidelines substantially expand on the notions of Consent and Transparency, going beyond w...
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