Malta has a new commissioner for information and data protection with the appointment of Saviour Cachia, who took the oath of office on Wednesday, Malta Independent reports. Education Minister Evarist Bartolo has asked Cachia “to review the legal notice which empowers him to collect data on students, from ability reports to their identification card number,” the report states, noting Bartolo has said he is seeking to “work hand in hand” with Cachia “in order to be guided to ensure protection of the data subjects.” The report states the Partit Nazzjonalista has written to Cachia contending Legal Notice 76 “is a threat to the dignity and privacy of students and their families.”
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