The right to privacy is a fundamental
human right, which is safeguarded and enshrined in our Constitution.
The enforcement of the right to privacy is facilitated by the
protection of personal data from abuse.
The Data Protection Act of 2001 was enacted in
Malta on the 14th December 2001 and confirmed Malta’s tradition to cherish democratic values, foremost amongst
which is the right of the individual to privacy.
The Data Protection Act 2001 provides for the
protection of individuals against the violation of their privacy by the
processing of personal data and for matters connected therewith or ancillary
Chetcuti Cauchi has set-up a user-friendly auditing tool
for data protection for its clients. Chetcuti Cauchi acts as a Personal Data
Representative for a number of clients and liaises with the Data Protection
Commissioner's Office on matters of Privacy nature. The firm is currently
setting up data retention policies and related systems for several clients
for the purposes of compliance with this new legal field.