The April Malta Business Network member’s event will focus on the critical 25 May 2018 deadline for organizations to comply with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.
Dr Claude Micallef-Grimaud who has been working as an associate with Mamo TCV Advocates in Malta since June 2008 and as a senior legal associate since January 2014 will be leading the talk.
Claude holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal & Humanistic (European) Studies (2005), a Diploma of Notary Public (2006), a Doctor of Laws Degree (LL.D.) (2008) and a Master of Laws Degree – Magister Juris in European & Comparative Law (2009) from the University of Malta where he is also a Civil law lecturer and examiner. His areas of speciality include Intellectual Property law and Data Protection law. Regarding the latter, Claude has accumulated many years of experience in the field and regularly represents and advises international and Maltese clients with respect to data protection issues. Among other things, Claude represents clients in contentious proceedings arising from alleged data protection infringements, advises on data transfer operations (including mergers and portfolio transfers), reviews and drafts data privacy policies, notices, manuals and data processing agreements as well as trains data protection representatives and other staff members on the various requirements of data protection legislation (including the incoming EU General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR). He is currently leading a number of ‘GDPR’ legal audits on behalf of clients from various industries and is guiding them on the various steps that need to be taken well before 25 May 2018 when the GDPR will take effect in Malta and in the EU.
Claude has also delivered a number of public lectures/seminars/ workshops and training sessions on data protection issues including data protection in the context of cloud computing as well as the several new rights and obligations introduced by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).