GDPR Handbook for Notaries

Session Content:

Following up on an earlier general overview, this Seminar shall explore the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in a more in-depth manner and provide attendees with a detailed discussion on its core principles and provisions. Specific focus shall be placed on the notarial profession and the manner in which the exercise of that profession and its own requirements are to be reconciled with the particular duties and obligations established by the GDPR, and vice-versa. To that end, the speakers shall, amongst others, delve into concepts such as retention periods, the sharing of information with third parties and the practical application of these concepts in a manner which takes into account a notary’s obligations both in terms of data protection and his/her own professional duties and obligations. In addition, the Seminar shall then focus on the ‘GDPR Handbook for Notaries’ which was prepared in consultation with the Office of the Information and Data Protection Commission and which is now set for official release.

Lecturers: Dr. Paul Micallef Grimaud & Dr. Philip Formosa; GANADO Advocates

Paul Micallef Grimaud is a Partner at GANADO Advocates and heads the firm’s IP&TMT practice group. Paul’s focus is dedicated to counselling and assisting clients in the media, technology and entertainment space (including remote gaming) in the drafting and negotiation of contracts, content and end-user related matters, the registration, protection and enforcement of IP rights, and competition and passing off disputes.
Paul is a warranted advocate and regularly appears before the inferior and superior courts of Malta representing clients on a number of commercial disputes, particularly in the areas of IP, telecoms, competition, carriage of goods and admiralty, and corporate law. 

Dr Philip Formosa is an Associate at GANADO Advocates, having joined the firm in 2014. Since joining, he has been a core member of the firm’s IP, Privacy & TMT Department, and regularly advises and assists clients on a wide range of legal areas, including intellectual property (covering both contentious and non-contentious matters), e-commerce, media, technology and telecoms.
Philip has also developed a specialised focus on data protection and privacy law and, to date, has assisted a number of eclectic organisations and businesses (including financial institutions, insurance companies, gaming operators, pharma distributors, ICT companies and so on) with adapting to the GDPR. Such assistance has spanned, amongst others, carrying out legal audits of their data processing operations and processes, and proposing measures and solutions to assist them with achieving compliance with their respective GDPR obligations.
Philip holds an LL.M. from Queen Mary (University of London) in Intellectual Property Law.

Venue, Dates & Time

Phoenicia Hotel, Floriana   |   Friday 9th November, 2018
1300 – 1330hrs 
Registration & welcome coffee
1330 – 1700hrs Session & coffee break included

This session is open to Notaries only

Participation Fee

€30 per person; cheques payable to Kunsill Nutarili ta’ Malta and sent to Institute of Legal Studies Malta, 19/12 Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta  VLT1432


A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants


Please use our online registration form.

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