Precise Procedures enacted for the Processing of Personal Data within the Education Sector

With the entry into force of the Processing of Personal Data (Education Sector) Regulations (Subsidiary Legislation 440.09 of the Laws of Malta) the legislator has clarified the position with regards to personal data collection and processing with regards to students. Processing of personal data in relation to students, parents and legal guardians by educational institutions such as licensed schools, is permitted for specific purposes identified in the Regulations.

Educational institutions and authorities must implement the procedures and safeguards contained in the Regulations in order to further protect the rights of minors and students.