Data Protection

Cyber security: What Directors need to know

Authors: Stephanie Sciberras
Published on February 12, 2016
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Practices: Corporate Services, Data Protection & Privacy
Directors have a new risk to take into account when drafting and/or reviewing their company’s risk policies and procedures: cyber security risk. Cyber security risk may have reputational as well as financial impact on a company and it is a risk which is constantly evolving. Accordingly, regular security assessments, the encryption of data and installing a firewall have become a must for today’s corporate entities in order for these to protect their clients and their data.

Data Protection 2017

Authors: Paul Micallef Grimaud, Philip Mifsud
Published on May 25, 2017
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Practices: Data Protection & Privacy, Intellectual Property & Telecoms, Media & Technology
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection provides practical cross-border insight into data protection law, covering relevant legislation and competent authorities, key principles, individual rights, registration formalities and prior approval, appointment of a data protection officer, marketing and cookies.

Data Protection Reform Gathers Speed

Authors: Philip Mifsud, Matthew Mizzi, Christopher Mallia
Published on May 14, 2014
Practices: Data Protection & Privacy, Intellectual Property & Telecoms, Media & Technology
On 12 March 2014, the European Parliament voted for the European Union’s (the "EU") data protection architecture to be further harmonised by means of a regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the “Regulation”) which, once finalised, will be directly applicable in EU Member states without national implementation measures.

Doing Business in Malta

Authors: Louis Cassar Pullicino, Annalise Papa, Paul Micallef Grimaud, Stephen Attard, Matthew Brincat, Antoine G. Cremona, Christine Cassar Naudi, Julian Caruana, Lara Pace, Nikolai Muscat Farrugia, Philip Formosa, Philip Mifsud, Sylvann Aquilina Zahra
Published on April 6, 2016
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Practices: Competition, Corporate, Corporate Finance, Data Protection & Privacy, E-Money & Payment Services, Employment & Industrial Relations, General Commercial & Contract Law, Intellectual Property & Telecoms, Media & Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation, Trademark Registration
The Q&A guide to doing business in Malta gives an overview of key recent developments affecting doing business in Malta as well as an introduction to the legal system; foreign investment, including restrictions, currency regulations and incentives; and business vehicles and their relevant restrictions and liabilities.

EU-US Safe Harbour agreement declared invalid

Authors: Paul Micallef Grimaud, Philip Formosa
Published on October 8, 2015
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Practices: Data Protection & Privacy
This article reviews the legal principles and reasoning adopted by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in relation to the ruling delivered in Case C-362/14. By virtue of the above ruling, the Safe Harbour Agreement concluded between the EU Commission and the United States (U.S.) has now been declared invalid.