Appeals Tribunal

Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal

Pursuant to Article 26 of the Data Protection Act, any person who feels aggrieved by a decision of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner shall have the right to appeal in writing to the Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal within twenty (20) days from the notification to him of the said decision.

The Tribunal consists of a Chairman, two other members and a secretary. They are all appointed by the Minister. The Chairman shall be an advocate with a minimun of twelve years legal experience and the members shall be persons to represent the interests of data subjects and data controllers. For the exercise of its functions, the Tribunal has the same powers as are competent to the First Hall, Civil Court according to law and may regulate its own procedure.

On 28th August 2017, Dr Anna Mallia has been appointed as Chairperson of the Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal together with Mr Charles Cassar and Mr David Bezzina who will serve as members. Their appointment is for a period of three (3) years. Appeals are to be filed at the following address:

The Secretary
Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal
Mizzi House National Road
Hamrun.

Guidelines when filing an appeal before the Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal:

-  The appeal shall retain the names of the parties (okkju) as contained in the Commissioner's decision.

-  The appeal shall contain the appealed decision, documents pertinent to the case and a list of all witnesses that the party intends to produce in support of the case. Besides the name and address of each witness, such list shall contain an indication of the proof that it is intended to make by the production
of each witness.

-  The appellant is to provide five (5) signed true copies of the appeal.

-  On receipt of an appeal, the Secretary shall inform the Chairman who shall fix a date for the hearing of the appeal or for its consideration, as the case may be.

-  Copy of the appeal will be forwarded to the appealed party who will be given time to reply.

-  To expedite any communication between the Tribunal and the appellant, an email address should also be provided.

Any party to an appeal to the Tribunal who feels aggrieved by a decision of the Tribunal may on a question of law appeal to the Court of Appeal as constituted in accordance with article 41(6) of the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure by means of an application filed in the registry of that court within twenty (20) days from the date on which that decision has been notified.

Decisions Delivered by the Tribunal

Date of JudgementAppeal No.  
27/10/20204.2019Raymond u Mary Ann CutajarIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
30/01/20209.2018Allied Newspapers LtdFoundation For Medical Services
26/03/20198.2018Allied Newspapers LimitedProjects Malta Ltd
12/02/20195.2018Din l-Art HelwaAwtorita tal-Ippjanar
15/01/20194.2018Ivan Camilleri għan-nom tat-Times of MaltaMinistery ghall-Ekonomija, Investimenti u Intraprizi Zgħar
12/11/201818.2014Bank of Valletta plcIl-Kummisarju għall-Informazzjoni u Malta Public Transport Services(Operations) Limited (C 48875)
01/10/20186.2017Daphne Caruana GaliziaIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
01/10/20187.2017Daphne Caruana GaiziaIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
12/07/20185.2017Public Broadcasting Services LimitedIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
26/04/20182.2017Intrapriża ta'MaltaIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data, Allied Newspapers Limited, Jacob Borg ghal kull intere
26/04/201837.2016BirdlifeIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
15/02/201817.2013Roberto RagonesiIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
15/02/20184.2017Josephine MifsudIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
24/10/201734.2016Doreen CamilleriIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
24/10/201739.2016Doreen CamilleriIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
14/09/201726.2016l-Awtorita ta'Malta dwar l-Ambjent u l-Ippjanar (MEPA) li b'digiriet tal-5 ta'Mejju 2016 l-atti gew transfusi f'isem l-Awtorita tal-Ippjanar u l-Awtorita tal-Ambjent u r-RizorsiIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data u b'digriet tal- 5 ta' Mejju 2016 gew kjamati in kawza Greenpeace International u d-Dipartiment tas-Sajd u Akwakultura
14/09/201727.2016Ministeru ghat Trasport u l-Insfrastruttura Il-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data u b'digriet tat- 13 ta' Ottubtu 2016 l- Environment and Land Consortium gie ammess bhala intervenut f'dan l-appell
14/09/201741.2016Dr Jeffrey Pullicino OrlandoIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
20/04/201721.2015MaltaPostIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
16/02/201728.2016Karl BaldacchinoIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
15/12/201611.2012Antionette CallejaIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
15/12/201612.2012Antionette CallejaIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
15/12/201613.2013Matthew VellaIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data u b'digriet tal- 5 ta'Mejju l-Arms Limited
15/15/201624.2015Antionette El lchatiDirettorat ghal Servizzi Edukattivi li b'digriet tal- 5 ta' Mejju 2016 dan gie sostitwi bil-kliem 'direttur Generali fil-Ministeru tal-Edukazzjoni' u li l-Kummisarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data gie inkluz
24/11/201635.2016Daniel CallejaIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
16/02/201636.2016Allied Newspapers LimitedIl-Kummissarju ghall-Informazzjoni u l-Protezzjoni tad-Data
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