The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (Cap 586) regulate the processing of personal data whether held electronically or in manual form. The Local Councils’ Association (LCA) is set to fully comply with the Data Protection Principles as set out in such data protection legislation.
Purposes for collecting data
The LCA collects and processes information to carry out its obligations in accordance with present legislation. All data is collected and processed in accordance with Data Protection Legislation.
Recipients of data
Personal Information is accessed by the employees who are assigned to carry out the functions of the LCA. Personal Data will be disclosed to the President, the Executive Committee Members and the Executive Secretary. Disclosure can also be made to third parties but only as authorized by law.
You are entitled to know, free of charge, what type of information the LCA 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 LCA, 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 Executive Secretary of the LCA. 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 LCA 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 is drawn up in a seperate Retention of Documents Policy.
Your personal data is collected through Data Protection Act.
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 LCA.
The LCA Executive Secretary (Data Controller) may be contacted at:
Local Councils’ Association Local Government Building, Local Government Road, Marsa, Malta
The Information and Data Protection Commissioner
The Information and Data Protection Commissioner may be contacted at: Level 2, Airways House,
High Street, Sliema SLM 1549
LCA Documents Retention Policy
This Policy is aimed at regulating the retention, maintenance and disposal of documentation, both personal and other, within the LCA, as provided for in the Data Protection Act, and in accordance with the principles of data protection legislation, and other legal provisions in Maltese Law.