Data Protection

NEWS: DATA PROTECTION ACT:
Closing Date for Notification - Extended
Notification Fees - Reduced

In terms of the Data Protection Act, whoever keeps or otherwise processes any personal data in relation to employees, clients, memberships or any other individual had to notify the Commissioner for Data Protection by not later than the 15th April 2004. This original notification period has now been extended to 14th July 2004.

Also, following a thorough review of the Commission's budget, a radical revision of the fee structure has been carried out. The tariff - previously based on the number of employees and varying from Lm 20 to Lm 1000 per year - has been changed to a flat fee of Lm 10 for all employers (independently of the number of persons employed) and no charge for persons who work on their own and therefore have no employees.

 

 

DATA PROTECTION LAW IN MALTA

The Data Protection Act

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 thereto.

CCA has set-up a user-friendly auditing tool for data protection for its clients.  CCA 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.

 

 

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