Malta Imposing Strict Social Media Policies on Public Officials

Meanwhile, Malta is setting up restrictions on social media use by public officials. “One particularly interesting clause requires individual who encounters any groups, accounts or any other online presence referring to / representing the public service that are not listed as Official Social Media Platforms are required to bring such activity to the attention of the respective Permanent Secretary or Head responsible at law. This particular clause could be linked to the alleged leaks earlier this year, where allegedly workers from the Central Bank and other entities had leaked information to PN MP Tonio Fenech.” If you click through to the article, don’t miss what Phillip Rizzo said. My jaw hit the desk. I am not quoting it here.