Author: Mariosa Vella Cardona

Data relating to penalty points imposed on drivers due to road traffic offences should not be divulged to the public, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently affirmed. This would be in breach of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which regulates the processing of personal data relating to individuals. The processing of personal data belonging to EU citizens is regulated by the GDPR, which is directly applicable in all member states. Personal data refers to any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual. Processing covers a wide range of opera­tions performed on personal data, both…

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With the deadline for the transposition by EU members of the EU’s new Copyright Directive into national law having recently expired, copyright in Europe has taken a new shape and dimension, aligned with the new realities which intellectual property right holders face in today’s digital world. Digital technologies have transformed the way creative content is produced, distributed and accessed. A revamp of the EU rules that regulate copyright was necessary to address this new reality. One of the most controversial aspects in the new directive is the regulation of online content-sharing platforms. The new rules strengthen the position of crea­tors…

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