Category: IT Law

Nebulous law 0

Nebulous law presents an affront to basic online rights

The Malta IT Law Association in which I serve as Vice-President, has issued a press-release stating that the proposed defamation law is a serious threat to Internet Freedoms as it presents a perverse affront to basic...

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An alternative future for Malta

As distrust in Governments worldwide soars, an inversion of roles is necessary for citizens to become active in decision-making. Political disengagement is commonplace because a sense of helplessness with no access to influencing public...

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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...

Employment Law and Social Media 0

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...