The Commissioner has today issued his decision to the Lands Authority after concluding the investigation of the data breach, that was brought to his attention by the Times of Malta on 23rd November 2018. The findings of the investigation established that the online application platform available on the Authority’s portal lacked the necessary technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of processing. The Lands Authority was found to have infringed the provisions of Article 32 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, in terms of Article 21 of the Data Protection Act (CAP. 586), was served with an administrative fine of €5,000. The level of the fine was reached after the Commissioner took into account the circumstances set out under Article 83.2 of the GDPR.
The temporary ban imposed on the Authority’s portal has been lifted.
The Lands Authority offered their full and unrestricted collaboration to the Commissioner during the course of the entire investigation.
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