International Cooperation Agreement between Malta and Moldova
IDPC and National Center for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Moldova sign Cooperation Agreement.
Global Privacy Assembly 2021
The Global Privacy Assembly joined together for their 43rd Closed Session (20-21 October). Find the central discussion points of such event.
Guidelines on the processing of personal data for political campaigning purposes
The Guidelines on the processing of personal data for political campaigning purposes (the “Guidelines”) have been adopted to provide a clear and uniform interpretation of the applicability of the General Data Protection Regulation1 (the “Regulation”) and the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) (the “Act”) in the political environment where political parties and candidates process personal data for the purposes of carrying out political campaigning and promoting their political ideologies and messages.
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.