European Data Protection Digest

Chairman Asks DPC To Investigate Allegations

DATA PROTECTION—MALTA

August 12, 2011

The chairman of the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) is asking the data protection commissioner to investigate claims his position is "dangerous to individual freedoms on data protection," TIMESOFMALTA.com reports. At least two individuals have called for the chairman's resignation because they say his position in the MITA gives him the ability to access citizens' data, the report states. "It is unacceptable that a person is in the counting hall in an election campaign taking care of the Nationalist Party's data," says the leader of the Labour Party, "and also heads an agency that has all the personal data of Malta and Gozo." 
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