Data Protection Policy

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 NDSF is set to fully comply with the Data Protection Principles as set out in such data protection legislation.

Purposes for collecting data

The NDSF 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 and in accordance with L.N. 2 of 2015.

Recipients of data

Personal Information is accessed by the employees who are assigned to carry out the functions of the NDSF.  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 NDSF 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 NDSF, 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 Chief Executive Officer of the NDSF.  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 NDSF 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 in accordance with L.N. 2 of 2015. 

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

Category of Document

Retention Period


HR Records


Abiding with HR Retention Policy







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 NDSF.

Chief Executive Officer
The CEO may be contacted at:
NDSF, Orange Grove,
Birbal Street,
Balzan BZN 9013
Telephone:  2295 7381

Data Protection Officer
The DPO may be contacted at:
NDSF, Orange Grove,
Birbal Street,
Balzan BZN 9013
Telephone:  2295 7385

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
Telephone:  2328 7100