The long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) finally entered into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR allows member states some flexibility to regulate certain areas of the law within specific parameters. Accordingly, Malta recently enacted a new Data Protection Act, together with a set of subsidiary laws which regulate sector-specific data protection issues. All organisations must be aware of this comprehensive regulatory regime and not simply rely on the GDPR.
Malta has become one of the most important hubs for internet gaming worldwide, thanks to the strong remote gaming regime which it has adopted over the years, together with its advantageous tax system and technology-neutral legislation. This update discusses the different gaming licence options and provides an overview of this fast-developing industry.
Amendments to the Processing of Personal Data (Electronic Communications Sector) Regulations have come into force. The use of information acquired via prospective customers registering their details on a company's website for direct marketing purposes is tantamount to the processing of personal data, even if the registration has not been completed. Thus, the regulations will apply to email notifications.
Including: Application of Data Protection Act; Requirements and criteria; Data subject rights; Data protection commissioner; Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal.