Jul
17

Identity Malta Issues Update on Single Permit Applications

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Identity Malta had suspended all new single permit applications, barring those applications submitted under the Key Employee Initiative and by medical professionals. Nonetheless, third country nationals who were present in Malta and held a valid work permit were able to change their employer, irrespective of their application type. Identity Malta has now stated that it will be re-opening its services and shall be accepting Single Permit applications as of 3 rd August, 2020. All new applications will be subject to more scrutiny than be...
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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

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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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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