Malta National Park Unit Data Protection Policy

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (Cap 440) regulate the processing of personal data whether held electronically or in manual form. The MNPU is set to fully comply with the Data Protection Principles as set out in such data protection legislation.​

Purposes for collecting data

The MNPU collects and processes information to carry out its obligations in accordance with motion no. 74 of 1997.  All data is collected and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act CAP586.

Recipients of data

Personal Information connected to these processes is accessed by the employees who are assigned to carry out the functions of the MNPU.  Personal Data will be disclosed to employers and/or training providers subject to consent.  Disclosure can also be made to third parties but only as authorized by law.

Your rights

You are entitled to know, free of charge, what type of information the MNPU holds and processes about you and why, who has access to it, how it is held and kept up to date, for how long it is kept, and what the Unit is doing to comply with data protection legislation.

The GDPR establishes a formal procedure for dealing with data subject access requests.  All data subjects have the right to access any personal information kept about them by the MNPU, either on computer or in manual files. Requests for access to personal information by data subjects are to be made in writing and sent to the Chairman of the MNPU.  Your identification details such as ID number, name and surname have to be submitted with the request for access.  In case we encounter identification difficulties, you may be required to present an identification document.

The MNPU aims to comply as quickly as possible with requests for access to personal information and will ensure that it is provided within a reasonable timeframe and in any case not later than one month from receipt of request, unless there is good reason for delay. When a request for access cannot be met within a reasonable time, the reason will be explained in writing to the data subject making the request.  Should there be any data breaches, the data subject will be informed accordingly.

All data subjects have the right to request that their information is amended, erased or not used in the event the data results to be incorrect.

In case you are not satisfied with the outcome of your access request, you may refer a complaint to the Information and Data Protection Commissioner, whose contact details are provided below.

Retention Policy

Your personal data is collected through GDPR2016/6/79 (EU & DP ACT). 

The following schedule outlines the retention requirements for the various categories of documentation within the MNPU.

Data that needs to be destroyed after the noted timeframes will be disposed of in an efficient manner ensuring that such information is no longer available within the MNPU.

The MNPU Chairman may be contacted at:

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The Information and Data Protection Commissioner may be contacted at:

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