Data Protection


The Information Age is characterized 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 EU Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and the Council on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data and the Free Movement of Such Data (the “Data Protection Directive”), transposed into Maltese law through the Maltese Data Protection Act.

BASIC CONCEPTS

DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLES

THIRD COUNTRIES 

DATA PROTECTION VS. THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY

NOTIFICATION

GVZH Advocates offers Data Protection services in relation to:

  1. Unsolicited Marketing and Spam
  2. Abuse of Personal Data
  3. Defamation on the Web
  4. Data Processing Notification
  5. Binding Corporate Rules for International Data Transfer
  6. Database transfer Agreements’
  7. Drafting of Privacy Policies

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