Feb
12

Significant Number of Personal Data Breaches Reported to the Maltese Supervisory Authority Post GDPR

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Mamo TCV Advocates has recently contributed to an EU-wide survey carried out by DLA Piper focusing on the number of personal data breaches notified to regulators as well as the first fines issued under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime for the period from 25 May 2018 to International Data Protection Day on 28 January 2019. The survey, published on 6 February 2019, reveals that across Europe, following the coming into effect of the GDPR, more than fifty-nine thousand (59,000) personal data breaches were reported to local supervisory author...
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Jan
21

Which GDPR Rules Led to Google Being Fined 50 Million Euros?

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On 21 January 2019, France's data protection watchdog, the National Data Protection Commission ('CNIL'), has imposed a record fine of fifty million (50,000,000) euros against Google LLC based on perceived infringements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR'). In brief, the fine was imposed on Google for the latter's lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization. Essential Information not Provided in a Lawful Manner One of the main violations highlighted by France's CNIL was the fact that info...
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Jan
14

European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum Publishes its First Thematic Report

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On the 16 th of October 2018, the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum published its first thematic report which explores the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation in light of the rise of one of the world's most disruptive new technologies, the Blockchain. The Report outlines the main concerns relating to the co-existence of the provisions of the GDPR and blockchain technology, which have to date not been conclusively settled by the data protection authorities, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) or in court. It is important not to ...
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Nov
26

MAMO TCV Advocates to Moderate Panel at SiGMA Conference on Blockchain on the 28 November 2018

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Dr Christina Scicluna, Senior Associate at MAMO TCV Advocates, will be moderating a panel of industry experts analysing the pros and cons associated with investing in companies utilising Blockchain technologies. The panel will be composed of investors and techies who truly believe in Blockchain's revolutionary potential. For further details on the conference kindly click here . Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Christina...
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Nov
06

Malta, New kid on the Block

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Dr Christina Scicluna's latest publication on the Times of Malta focuses on the regulatory framework surrounding virtual financial assets which has become effective 1st November 2018 in Malta.  Link below for more details: https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20181106/business-news/malta-the-new-kid-on-the-blockchain.693557   Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Christina Scicluna .
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