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calendar 10 May

clock 1.30pm until 5.00pm

location Castille, Casa Leone, Floriana

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.

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A discounted price is available for students.  Booking is subject to availability and on presentation of a valid student card.

For full programme and registration form please click the pdf file below.



Target Audience

  • Anyone directly involved in the processing of (personal) data
  • Government entities and private entities
  • I.T. and Information Security service providers
  • Service Providers
  • Audit and accountancy professionals
  • Legal and notarial professionals
  • Members of other regulated professions
  • All other persons who wish to receive up-to-date information on this new regime

Attendees’ expected level of knowledge: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced



1330 - 1400 Registration

1400 - 1430 The Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive 2002 (ePrivacy Directive)

1430 - 1445 The EU ePrivacy Regulation

1445 - 1500 Of cookies

1500 - 1515 Of the Internet of Things

1515 - 1530 Over-the-Top communication services

1530 - 1545 Coffee Break 

1545 - 1615 Direct marketing and email marketing

1615 - 1630 The impact of the correlation with the GDPR

1630 - 1645 (Tele) communications content and metadata

1645 - 1700 What actions can you take?


About the Speaker

By profession, Stefan J Berry is a lawyer with a Magister Juris postgraduate specialisation in European and Comparative Laws, a Master’s Degree in International Maritime Law and over 18 years’ experience in the financial services and technical industries. He commenced his professional career as a Tax and Legal Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and later joined Lombard Bank Malta plc, a well-established and reputable local retail credit institution, where he helped ABOUT THE TRAINER set up and consolidate the Compliance, Risk Management and MLRO functions. 

He then moved on to Middlesea Insurance plc (part of MAPFRE Group), where he was appointed Compliance Officer and Company Secretary to a number of insurance and reinsurance companies that passport their products and services in the European Union. Thereafter, Stefan has been serving as Company Secretary, in-house Legal Counsel, Compliance Officer and MLRO with a number of MFSA-licenced institutions, authorised to passport their FinServ products and services to other EU Member States. Stefan is also currently very involved in providing advisory services on Internal Controls for FinServ and FinTech licenced entities. He also coaches newly appointed and established Non-Executive Board Directors, who function on licenced and listed entities, and serves as Board member and Vice-President to the Malta Association of Compliance Officers (MACO) and General Secretary to the Financials Institutions Malta Association (FIMA).


Tags: ePrivacy, EU Privacy Regulation, Directive