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 Maltas 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.

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.