Last updated on the 25th September 2018.
We, namely Enemalta plc (“Enemalta”), a Maltese public limited company bearing registration number C 65836 and having its registered address at Triq Belt il-Hażna, Marsa, MRS 1571, Malta process your personal data for the purposes of providing you with electricity service.
We are committed to respecting your privacy.
If you have questions about our processing of your personal data, you may contact Enemalta at the address indicated above, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on
The Data Protection Officer is Inġ. Sylvana Scicluna who may be contacted at Central Administration
Offices, Church Wharf, Marsa MRS 1000, email@example.com and +356 2298 0583.
Note that we have appointed Automated Revenue Management Services Limited (“ARMS Ltd”), a
company registered under the laws of Malta, bearing company registration number C 46054 and
having its registered address at Gattard House, National Road, Blata l-Bajda, ĦMR 9010 as our
processor of your personal data for the purposes of performing on our behalf meter-reading,
account keeping and bill collection services and other functions ancillary to such services.
As our processor, ARMS Ltd exclusively processes your personal data on our behalf and on the basis
of our instructions.
ARMS Ltd may be contacted at the address indicated above, or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 8007 2222. ARMS Ltd’s Data Protection Officer
may be contacted at ARMS Ltd offices, North Block, Luqa Road, Qormi, email@example.com and
+356 2245 2767.
Please read this Privacy Notice carefully to understand our practices with respect to your personal
We may update this Privacy Notice at our sole discretion including as a result of a change in applicable
law or processing activities. Any such changes will be communicated to you prior to the
commencement of the relevant processing activity.
2. What amounts to personal data?
The term “personal data” refers to all information through which can render you personally
identifiable, such as your name, surname, address and billing information and includes all
information which may arise.
3. How do we collect personal data?
As utility service provider, we regularly collect personal data as part of our services and legal
obligations. We typically collect personal data:
• Through application forms filled and submitted to us or ARMS Ltd;
• Through our website and that of ARMS Ltd;
• Through calls received at our Customer Care Department and the Customer Care Department
operated by ARMS Ltd.
Generally, you would have provided your personal data to us, directly or through our processor
Third parties including but not limited to Local Councils may also have provided your personal data
4. What personal data do we process?
The personal data of the customers we typically collect and process includes:
• ID card/passport number
• Contact number
• Contact email
• Meter readings
• Billing information
• Account and meter number
More data could be collected for specific situations.
Personal data is also collected in relation to persons residing within the premises, persons who will
provide access to the premises, persons inspecting and/or certifying the electricity installations and
persons providing plannng certification.
5. How do we use your personal data?
Irrespective of the manner that we have collected your personal data, we will only process such data
for the purposes of the provision electricity service to you and purposes which are inherently related
thereto, including the fulfilment of any legal obligation imposed on us.
Typically, in providing you with the service, your personal data will be processed for:
• Fault investigation and repairs
• Routine inspections
• Upgrades/updates to the service being provided
• Temporary service requests
• Interruption notifications
• Claims investigation
• Theft and fraud investigation
6. Legal Basis
We process your personal data on the basis of the following legal basis:
• Entering into and performing a contract – in particular to provide you with the services you
have requested from us. The consequence for not doing such processing would be that we
would be unable to perform our contract;
• Our legitimate interests – in particular legitimate interests which may arise directly or
indirectly in relation to the services provided. When we process your personal data on the
basis of our or a third party’s legitimate interests, we ensure that the legitimate interests
pursued are not overridden by your interests, rights and freedoms; and
• Compliance with legal obligations imposed on us – in particular obligations imposed on us as
a result of the provision of electricity services to you.
On the basis of our legitimate interests or compliance with legal obligations, as applicable, we may
also process your personal data for the purposes of establishing, exercising or defending legal
Given that we process your personal data for the purposes of providing electricity in Malta, there may
be instances where we may also rely on a public interest in processing your data.
We will ensure that we have additional grounds for processing your personal data if processing of
special categories becomes envisaged. Note that special categories of personal data include data
revealing your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union
membership, genetic, biometric or health data, sexual orientation and data related to your conviction
and offences. Processing special categories of your personal data is not envisaged unless we have
reason to institute proceedings or investigations with respect to theft of our services.
The recipients of your personal data are:
• selected individuals within our companies, on a need to know basis;
• any service providers that may have access to your personal data in rendering us with their
support services, including IT service providers; and
• third parties to whom disclosure may be required as a result of our relationship with you as our
• third parties to whom disclosure may be required as a result of legal obligations imposed on Us.
We do not share your personal data with any entity located outside of the EU or EEA.
8. Automated Decision-Making and Profiling
Your personal data will not be used for any decision solely taken on the basis of automated decisionmaking processes, including profiling.
In the interest of transparency, note that we use systems which could profile you. Such systems are
used by us to monitor your electricity consumption and ensure that you receive a quality service.
These systems could also be used to identify abnormal electricity consumption and irregular activities.
No automated-decision will result from our use of such systems.
9. Data Retention
We retain your personal data exclusively for the period in which we may lawfully retain your personal
data. Thereafter, your personal data shall be immediately and irrevocably destroyed.
As a result of legal obligations imposed on us, we typically retain your personal data for up to ten (10)
years from the closure of your file and you cease to be our client.
We may have a legitimate interest to hold your data for longer periods such as when your data is
required for exercising or defending legal claims.
10. Your Rights
For as long as We retain your personal data, you have certain rights in relation to your personal data
• Right of access – you have the right to ascertain the personal data We hold about you and to
receive a copy of such personal data;
• Right to Erasure – in certain circumstances you may request that We delete the personal data
that we hold on you;
• Right to Object – you have a right to object and request that we cease the processing of your
personal data where we rely on our, or a third party’s, legitimate interests for processing your
personal data or a task carried out in the public interest;
• Right to Portability – you may request that We provide you with certain personal data which
you have provided to Us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
Where technically feasible, you may also request that we transmit such personal data to a
third party controller indicated by you;
• Right to Rectification – you have the right to update or correct any inaccurate personal data
which we hold about you;
• Right to Restriction – you have the right to request that we stop using your personal data in
certain circumstances including if you believe that we are unlawfully processing your personal
data or the personal data that We hold about you is inaccurate;
• Right to withdraw your consent – where Our processing is based on your consent, you have
the right to withdraw your consent. Withdrawal of your consent shall not affect the lawfulness
of the processing based on your consent prior to the withdrawal of your consent; and
• Right to be informed of the source – where the personal data we hold about you was not
provided to us directly by you, you may also have the right to be informed of the source from
which your personal data originates.
Your rights in relation to your personal data are not absolute.
If you intend to exercise one or more of your rights, you should approach Enemalta at the contact
details indicated above. You may also contact ARMS Ltd who will be redirecting your request on your
behalf to Enemalta.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights
specified above). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded,
repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure
your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security
measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We
may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our
11. Keeping your data secure
We take pride in keeping your data secure and will take appropriate technical and organisational
measures to protect your data against unauthorised or unlawful processing, including against
accidental loss, destruction, storage or access. Your personal data will be stored in paper files or
electronically on our technology systems or on technology systems of our IT providers.
If you have any complaints regarding our processing of your personal data, please note that you may
contact us or our Data Protection Officer at the details indicated above. You also have a right to lodge
a complaint with the Office of the Information and data Protection Commissioner in Malta