Candidate Privacy Notice

DWP Dr. Werner & Partner (hereinafter referred to as ‘DWP’ and/or ‘Service Provider’) is the brand under which the member firms of company DWP Malta Ltd. operate and provide professional services.

These include:

  • Joerg Werner – Advocate & Legal Practitioner
  • DWP Malta Ltd

Together, these firms form the DWP network. ‘DWP’ is often used to refer either to individual firms within the ‘DWP’ network or to several or all of them collectively.

Kindly note that for other services, such as VFA related services, Audit and Book Keeping, DWP works collaboratively with the following companies:

  • DWP VFA Agent Ltd;
  • Borg Galea Audit Ltd;
  • Servox Ltd.

This Privacy Notice (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Notice’) sets out the way in which DWP collects and processes personal data relating to candidates (or job applicants) together with the steps we take to ensure the protection of such information.

We take data privacy seriously and are committed to manage your personal data in a professional manner and in compliance with Applicable Data Protection and Privacy Laws.

This Policy is made compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the ‘GDPR’ or the ‘Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any subsidiary legislation which may be amended from time to time.

It is important that you read this Candidate Privacy Notice so that you are aware of how and why we are using your information when applying for a vacancy with DWP.

  • As part of the recruitment process, the Company collects and processes personal data relating to candidates. Therefore, the Company is committed to being transparent and to meet its data protection obligations.
  • This Notice is based on the following data protection principles:
  • the processing of personal data shall take place in a lawful, fair and transparent manner;
  • the collection of personal data shall only be performed for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and will not be further processed in a manner which is incompatible with such purposes;
  • the collection of personal data shall be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purpose for which they were collected and are processed;
  • the personal data shall be accurate and kept up-to-date (where applicable);
  • every reasonable step shall be taken to ensure that any inaccurate information is erased and/or rectified without delay, taking into account the purpose(s) for which they are processed;
  • the personal data shall be kept in a form which allows identification of the data subject;
  • the personal data shall not be kept longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and processed;
  • all personal data shall be kept confidential and shall be stored in a manner which ensures appropriate security.
  • By submitting your personal data, you declare that:
  • you have read, understood and accepted this Notice;
  • the information provided is complete and true to the best of your knowledge;
  • incorrect statements could potentially lead to your application being rejected or disregarded;
  • consent was obtained from any third-party whose details are included in the information provided;
  • authorise DWP Malta Ltd. to verify statement contained within your application and to conduct any necessary checks.


  • We collect the following information:
  • name, surname, contact details, including phone number and email address;
  • Curriculum Vitae (‘CV’) including details of your experience, employment history, qualifications and skills;
  • Information about your entitlement to work in Malta;
  • Any other data which might be requested in relation to your employment with DWP.
  • The information collected will be stored in locations directly managed by us, including human resources management systems.
Personal Data Purpose

Legal Basis




Contact details

To identify and to communicate with the candidate.

To take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contractual agreement.


Curriculum Vitae For recruitment and selection purposes

To take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contractual agreement.


Clean record (where applicable) For employment purposes.

For the legitimate interests pursued by the Data Controller.


Entitlement to work in Malta To check whether third-country nationals are in possessions of the employment licence required by law to work in Malta. To comply with a legal obligation with respect to third-country nationals residing and working in Malta.


  • For the purpose of the recruitment process your personal data may be shared, both internally and externally.
  • We may disclose your information to third-party entities in the following scenarios:
  • to comply with our legal and/or contractual obligations
  • to respond to a court order, administrative or judicial process (e.g. subpoena or search warrant)
  • in response to lawful requests by public authorities (e.g. law enforcement or national security)
  • to protect the Company’s, your or third-party interests
  • in relation to the assignment, re-organisation or transfer of all or part of our services to an interested party; an
  • where necessary, to establish, exercise or defend against potential, threatened or actual litigation
  • Your personal data shall not be shared with any other third parties (unrelated to the recruitment process) unless your explicit consent is obtained.
  • We take the security of your data seriously. We adopted various controls and have in place internal policies which protect your data against unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, loss or destruction.
  • All efforts are being taken to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of systems and services processing personal information.
  • If we learn of a security breach, we will inform you of such occurrence in accordance with applicable law.
  • If your application for employment is not successful, we will hold your personal data for a period of six (6) months or for up to one (1) year if your application was submitted through a recruitment agency.
  • If your application is successful, the personal data collected during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personal file which is stored by the Human Resources Department and shall be retained throughout the duration of your employment.
  • Once you successfully complete the on-boarding process, should you require further information on retention periods, you will be able to access and read our Data Retention Policy.
  • As a candidate, you are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide your personal data to the Company during the recruitment process. However, if you fail to provide us with the necessary information, we may not be able to process your application properly, in full or in part.
  • This Notice may be amended from time to time. If we change this Notice in ways which affect how we use your personal information, we will advise you of the choices you may have as a result of such changes.