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45 lawyers from 32 countries work on ‘Cloud Privacy Check’

Last week the European Parliament and Council negotiators reached an agreement on the new General Data Protection Regulation and it is quite likely that it will be approved at the very beginning of next year. See here. After 4...

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Binding Corporate Rules may not save the day

Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) are one of the key elements of the proposed new EU data protection framework. They are a set of binding rules that can be put in place to allow companies working...

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Ambitions in National Cyber Security

As published in the Times of Malta on Friday 6th November 2015:  The concept of what constitutes National Security has drastically changed with the coming of age of the Internet. Physical borders are only...

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A Lawyer’s Guide To The Top Social Media Issues in Malta

As the adoption of social media increases, legal complexities surrounding its use proliferate further. The tenuous relationship between employment law and social activity is probably one of the more complex areas which has been...

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Criminal Libel Must Go

The existence of Criminal Libel in a jurisdiction which respects free speech is anachronistic. Criminal libel is often found in developing countries where such laws (generally taken from the British common law model) are used for...

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It’s time to discuss surveillance laws

The law which regulates interception in Malta is known as the Security Service Act and is almost two decades old. From a technology perspective two decades is analogous to the jump from Middle Ages to Modern...

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Great line-up for Data Protection event

It’s fabulous to see such a great line-up for MITLA’s debut event: a conference entitled: ‘Data Protection at a crossroads: re-inventing wheels or chasing windmills?’. The event is scheduled for the 1st of April...

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Guidance on technology and information risk management

In a practical publication titled ‘Guidance for organisations that need to assess and make business decisions about technology and information risks’ the UK’s CESG put forward a set of recommendations on the topic of risk mitigation...

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The Malta IT Law Association has been setup

Associations focusing on niche areas of law are critical to the healthy development and scrutiny of such specialist segments of knowledge. Associations in themselves also offer a platform in which members can expand their...