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€ 800,000 fines – Time for a privacy audit?

Time to speed up privacy compliance The Italian Data Protection Authority sanctioned two major information services companies and a telecom operator with an aggregate fine of € 800,000 for breach of orders issued against them for breach of privacy…


Outsourcing and cloud projects easier with privacy BCRs for processors

The privacy binding corporate rules from data controller to processors (BCRs) grant a major tool to outsourcing and cloud projects relying on data transfers.…

Mobile payments in Italy, almost € 1 bn of volume!

May 21, 2013 - 9:13 am in data protection, m-payment, payment, privacy

The University of Milan published a report on the status of mobile payment in Italy in 2012 which shows a potential growth that might lead to a volume…

Data Breaches – What to do!

The Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) after a long consultation has finally published its decision on the measures to be taken in case of data breaches by telecom and Internet operators implementing the Directive 2009/136/CE. Telephone and internet service…

Apps on Smart Devices Data Protection Obligations

Apps for smart phones and tablets collect a large number of information about users. This is why the European Article 29 Working Party issued an opinion on the obligations to be met in the processing of such information applicable to both European and worldwide…

cookies in Italy

Cookies in Italy – launch of consultation!

December 18, 2012 - 8:02 pm in data protection, Internet, Italy, privacy

Rules on cookies in Italy implementing the E-Cookies Directive in Italy requiring the prior consent from users to the installation of cookies on their PCs were meant to be followed by guidelines from the Italian Data Protection Authority (the "DPA") identifying…

cookies in Italy

Rules on Cookies in Italy & Gaming

June 4, 2012 - 10:47 pm in data protection, gaming, privacy

With considerable delays, the E-Cookies Directive 2009/136 has been finally implemented setting the rules on cookies in Italy with some better news than expected but also some gaming law concerns for operators. The principle is the same, it is necessary the…

Electronic health record

Electronic health record and data protection

January 29, 2012 - 9:40 am in data protection, eHealth, privacy, telemedicine

The collection of medical personal data relating to health conditions of patients through the so called electronic health records in cloud databases is recently becoming more and more frequent with the development of the eHealth system, but relevant privacy…

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Send To A Friend – what privacy and legal issues ?

August 26, 2010 - 1:29 pm in data protection, e-commerce, privacy

Nowadays it is very common on most of the e-commerce and news websites to see an icon or a tool allowing users to forward the listing, a special offer or an article to a friend.  But are we sure that such practice does not face privacy and prize promotions…