05 Dec Malta Court Considers Employee Email as Personal Data
A court in Malta recently ruled in favor of the former CEO of the European Union Programmes Agency who was locked out of her email by her employer.
A case was filed by Ms. Doreen Camilleri in February 2016 after her employer Malta Information Technology Agency (Mita) had fired her and left her without access to her email. In June that year, the Data Protection Commissioner ruled that Camilleri’s complaint was unfounded. Camilleri then appealed a few months after through her lawyer, but was turned down by the Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal.
However, Justice Anthony Ellul ruled against the conclusion of the Appeals Tribunal and said that once an e-mail contains a person’s name and surname, it has to be considered as personal data.
Source: Times of Malta