Data Protection


The Information Age is characterised by ease of transfer of information and the possibility of instant access to knowledge, brought about by continuing advances in technology. The benefits of this phenomenon are innumerable; however it is also evident that the other side of the coin, amongst other issues, is an increased threat to personal privacy.

States have reacted to the increase threat through the implementation of specific ‘data protection legislation’ which, broadly speaking, prescribes the manner in which people’s personal data should be treated. Whereas many countries today have some form of data protection in place, this may vary from country to country. Within the EU, the legislation is largely harmonised through Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) and the Maltese Data Protection Act, Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta.

GVZH Advocates offers data protection services in relation to:

  1. Data Audits
  2. Drafting of Privacy Policies
  3. GDPR Compliant Information Notices
  4. Data Processing Agreements
  5. Database Transfer Agreements
  6. Unsolicited Marketing and Spam
  7. Abuse of Personal Data
  8. Defamation on the Web
  9. Data Processing Notification
  10. Binding Corporate Rules for International Data Transfer

For further information about how GVZH Advocates can help you with your data protection legal requirements, kindly contact us on dataprotection@gvzh.com.mt.