Guidance Note on Cookies Consent Requirements
BIIDPA annual meeting (Bermuda 2021)
From 24th-25th June 2021, the IDPC attended the network of British, Irish, and Islands Data Protection Authorities (BIIDPA) held their 2021 annual meeting, consisting of two part-days of high-level, virtual discussions hosted by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda (PrivCom).
EDPB and EDPS joint opinion on the use of AI
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) have adopted a joint opinion and a press release regarding the data protection implications raised from the Proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act regulating harmonised rules on artificial intelligence (AI).
European Commission adopts UK Adequacy Decision
As from 28 June 2021, personal data can finally flow freely from the European Union to the United Kingdom, since it benefits from an essentially equivalent level of protection to that guaranteed under EU law, according to the new UK adequacy decision.
Guidelines on issues regarding the collection of COVID-19 vaccination status of employees
The IDPC published on the 29th April 2021 guidelines regarding the data protection issues that may arise from the collection by employers of the COVID-19 vaccination status of employees.
Facebook Data Leak
Facebook Data LeakA data leak involving the personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users, which is also believed to include the personal data of over 100,00 Maltese users, is currently being investigated by the Irish Data Protection Commission, which is the EU lead supervisory authority responsible for Facebook. The users’ personal data, particularly […]
IDPC Awareness Campaign
This Office embarked on an awareness campaign designed to increase public awareness on the data protection rights deriving from the General Data Protection Regulation.
Data Protection Day 2021
The Information and Data Protection Commissioner joins the other Data Protection authorities in Europe and around the world to celebrate Data Protection Day on Thursday 28th January 2021
Update on personal data transfers to the United Kingdom after Brexit
On the 31st December 2020, the transition period for the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU) terminated; meaning that the UK is now deemed to be a third country.
GDPRights: GDPR awareness campaign and support to business organisations, in particular, SMEs.
GDPR awareness campaign and support to business organisations, in particular, SMEs – GDPRights
Appointment of a new Commissioner
Today, the Government of Malta published a notice in the Official Gazette informing the public that, in terms of Article 11 of the Data Protection Act, Mr Ian Deguara has been appointed as Information and Data Protection Commissioner for a period of five (5) years with effect from 21st December 2020.