Confidentiality in Malta is ensured through a number of legal instruments such as:
The Professional Secrecy Act 1994 which imposes strict confidentiality rules on all professionals, officials and other individuals who recieve privileged information in the course of their duties; the sanctions are heavy fines and imprisonment;
Article 27 of the Criminal Code, Chapter 9 of the Laws of Malta, which imposes far-reaching criminal sanctions pursuant to any violations of professional secrecy;
Article 1124A of the Civil Code, Chapter 16 of the Laws of Malta, which prescribes the statutory obligations which apply to any person carrying out the functions of a fiduciary.
Maltese Trust law establishes the confidentiality of trust documents and dealings and the actions of the trustee, and any legal proceedings or disclosures which may be ordered by a Court of Law are strictly made behind closed doors, accessible only to the Court and the interested parties.