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MDIA Technology Driven ITA Sandbox


From: Ministry for Finance and Financial Services
(Malta Digital Innovation Authority)
​Published on: ​3 July 2020
Running till: 31 July 2020​
​Last Updated: ​3 August 2020
1.        Background

The Authority is issuing a consultation document to the industry to allow stakeholders to comment, make suggestions and provide feedback in relation to the setting up of a Technology-Driven Innovative Technology Arrangement Sandbox, complementing the Malta Digital Innovation Authority’s (MDIA) full certification of Innovative Technology Arrangements (ITAs). The aim of this document is to outline how MDIA is proposing to set up such a technology based sandbox framework to address this challenge and identify concrete questions to the stakeholders: systems auditors, potential participants, etc.

2.        Consultation Questions

  1. Do you agree with the provision of a ITA Sandbox as a means of providing official recognition of technical audits based on the principle of proportionality?
  2. Do you agree with the underlying principles and non-negotiable aspects for acceptance within the ITA Sandbox?
  3. Do you agree with the proposed processes for sandbox residency?​ 

3.        Documents
4.        Submission of input
Submissions were sent by email to

Submissions were received by 31 July 2020.                               
We thank you for your input.
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