Nov
01

Data Protection Legal Update (October 2018): Maltese Court of Appeal Confirms '7 Day Rule' for Retaining CCTV Footage

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  In a judgment delivered on 5th October 2018, in the names of Maltapost plc vs Information and Data Protection Commissioner , the Maltese Court of Appeal (Inferior Jurisdiction) decided an appeal from a decision of the Maltese Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal. In a 2015 decision concerning Maltapost's use of CCTV cameras on their premises, the Maltese Information and Data Protection Commissioner ("IDPC") had decided that generally, a maximum retention period of seven (7) days shall apply to CCTV footage, with an extension allowed only in exce...
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Oct
29

Incorrect Legal Basis Precludes Employers From Accessing Ex Employees' Work Emails

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In a judgment delivered on 5th October 2018, in the names of Doreen Camilleri vs Information and Data Protection Commissioner, the Maltese Court of Appeal (Inferior Jurisdiction) decided an appeal from a decision of the Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal (the 'Tribunal'). The case related to an ex-employee of the European Union Programmes Agency ('EUPA') who claimed that her data protection rights had been infringed when following termination of her employment, the password to her work email inbox was changed, denying her access to the same while the...
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Oct
24

Legal Update: Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Industry

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In April 2018, the European Commission issued a proposal for a Directive on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain. The proposed Directive targets the imbalance of power in buyer-supplier relationships where the supplier is a small and medium-sized enterprise ('an SME') and the buyer is not. The EU's Special Committee on Agriculture supported the Commission's draft Directive. However, on the 1 October 2018, Members of the European Parliament that form part of the Agricultural Committee voted in favour of extending t...
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Oct
23

Malta Budget 2019

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Below are the salient points of the Malta Budget for 2019, which was presented to the House of Representatives by the Hon. Prof. Edward Scicluna, Minister of Finance, on 22 November 2018. Economic Performance Malta registered the highest fiscal surplus in the EU – Malta registered a surplus of €392.7 million, equivalent to 3.5% of GDP in 2017. Government debt has been reduced to 47% of GDP. Economic growth – Malta registered an economic growth of 5.4% in the first 6 months of 2018. Unemployment rate – Malta registered a record unemployment rate of 3.8%. Cost of li...
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Oct
18

Constitutional Court Confirms that Only Courts Have the Power to Decide Cases of a Criminal Nature

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On the 8 October 2018, the Constitutional Court handed down its decision in Thake et vs Electoral Commission et after the plaintiff political party filed a case arguing that the functions of the Electoral Commission ('the Commission') as an investigator and judicial authority with the power to impose substantial fines violates the right to a fair hearing because the Commission is not a court. The Court observed that despite the powers granted to the Commission to investigate and penalise a political party when it breaches the law, it remains subject to the scrutin...
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