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May 2019 Courses by Castille

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Castille Institute is organising the following courses during the month of May 2019:

3 May 2019 - Stefan-John Berry

Technological progress and globalisation have profoundly changed the way our data is collected, accessed and used. In addition, the EU Member States have implemented the 1995 Data Protection Directive differently, resulting in divergences in enforcement; hence, the need to have significant legislative reforms: (A) The General Data Protection Regulation enables people to better control their personal data. At the same time modernised and unified rules will allow businesses to make the most of the opportunities of the Digital Single Market; and (B) The Data Protection Directive for the police and criminal justice sector helps ensure that the data of victims, witnesses, and suspects of crimes, are duly protected in the context of a criminal investigation or a law enforcement action. The Regulation became effective and most EU Member States have taken action in facilitating its effect. All concerned should have geared up and implemented the necessary changes, in an effort to ensure compliance and steer away from the hefty penalties. What has changed since the 25 May 2018? What major happenings or trends are we seeing in this context?

10 May 2019 - Stefan-John Berry

While 2018 was largely dominated by efforts at investing in personal data protection and privacy measures to – more or less – attain GDPR compliance, and organisations are still at the stage of getting there, another EU Regulation requires attention: the new EU ePrivacy Regulation. There is a lot of confusion about the relationship between the GDPR and the ePrivacy rules. The GDPR covers processing of personal information. The ePrivacy rules cover specific uses of technology (such as email, SMS, cookies, and device fingerprinting) whether or not personal information is involved. In other words, when your company is, for example, using email as a vehicle to deliver marketing communications, ePrivacy rules kick in. This means that your company needs to comply with the ePrivacy requirements on top of the GDPR ones. The new ePrivacy Regulation, which in January 2017 was published as a proposal text, aims to be an update of the EU’s existing ePrivacy legal framework, more specifically the EU ePrivacy Directive which goes back to 2002 and was revised in 2009, requiring prior consent regarding cookies. The ePrivacy Directive and Regulation are not just about cookies; they concern electronic communications and the right of confidentiality, data/privacy protection and more. E-communications means that it includes Internet (email, apps, etc), mobile, instant messaging and so on.

21 May 2019 - Adrian Cutajar

This training programme focuses on the office of director, the obligations that arise from such a position and potential liabilities of directors of Maltese companies. This programme outlines the main challenges faced by directors in the boardroom and how these challenges out to be tackled.

The main aim of the programme is to provide a good and practical understanding of the legal principles relevant to directors of a Maltese company a practical context to each of them through the use of practical examples, references to the Maltese Companies Act (Cap. 386 of the Laws of Malta) and recent case-law.

The main aim of the programme is to provide a good and practical understanding of the legal principles relevant to directors of a Maltese company a practical context to each of them through the use of practical examples, references to the Maltese Companies Act (Cap. 386 of the Laws of Malta) and recent case-law.

Acting as a director of a Maltese company and the ensuing obligations are very challenging. Through this programme you will gain a good understanding of the legal and corporate obligations associated with the office of director, what to expect during board meetings and how best to manage difficult situations which may arise during directors’ meetings. 

An assessment will also be provided at the end of the course. 

This training programme is designed for directors, prospective directors, company secretaries, corporate service providers, company administrators.

23 May 2019 - Mark Abela

Accounting for business combinations can present considerable challenges for IFRS preparers. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of, and hands-on practice in, applying the IFRS requirements on consolidating business combinations, acquiring interests in joint arrangements and disclosure of interests in other entities. The course gives delegates a sound understanding of the requirements and methodology for consolidating subsidiaries, accounting for interests in joint arrangements and for disclosing interests in subsidiaries, joint arrangements, associates and unconsolidated 'structured entities'.

30 May 2019 - Roberta Lepre

Effective Health and Safety Management is fundamental in organisations. It protects the wellbeing of employees, employers, customers and visitors. Sadly, many people are injured or killed each year in accidents at work. Others suffer illnesses caused by, or made worse by their work. Preventing accidents and ill health in the workplace should be a key priority for everyone.

Organisations which neglect Health and Safety practice may lose staff, risk prosecution and may increase costs and reduce profitability. It is an employer's duty to protect the Health, Safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. The Employer must therefore ensure that employees and others are protected from anything that may cause harm and control any risks to injury or health that could arise in the workplace. Furthermore, Health and Safety is the subject of many Laws and Regulations.

This training session will provide insight on the Laws applicable to Health and Safety practice and procedures an employer must adopt to effectively develop a positive Health and Safety culture, thus avoiding distress that accidents and ill health cause and the financial costs that may result from such occurrences.

For further information or to book a seat call Castille Institute on 20933280 or send an email to institute@castilleresources.com.