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Google data protection issues might increase as a consequence of the ruling of the European Court of Justice that obliged search engines to remove the link between search results and a webpage if it contains information the individual deems should be "forgotten".  But it is argued that this decision might have relevant consequences also for the development of technologies based on Big Data including Internet of Things and wearable technologies.

Problems relating to what data/images/information can be consider anonymous is one of the major data protection issues of privacy law having an impact in any sector including the Internet of ThingseHealth and on any activity that tries to rely on Big Data or in general large databases.  And the Article 29 Working Party, a consultancy body of the European Commission on data protection matters, issued an opinion on anonymization techniques identifying what kind of conducts convert identifiable data into anonymous data for privacy law purposes in order to give guidelines on the topic.

For those of you who were not able to attend my presentation at the ETSI eHealth Workshop on legal issues of telemedicine, I posted here my presentation. Also, if you have questions or comments on the covered topics, feel free to contact me, Giulio Coraggio (giulio.coraggio@gmail.com)  and as usual follow me on my Facebook page, Twitter, Google+ and become one of my friends on LinkedIn....

The new Internet liability regime for Internet piracy copyright breaches in Italy is now not only into force but also enforced with the first order by the Italian communications authority (AGCOM) to Internet service providers (ISPs) to block the access to a website where movies in breach of copyright holders' rights were made available.   I previously discussed about the notice and take down procedure for copyright breaches on the Internet recently introduced in Italy.  The regulations setting out such procedure prescribe a summary judgement for such breaches whose duration is of 35 days shortened to only 12 days in case of either massive or more relevant breaches.  And the AGCOM held that the breach performed by the website www.cineblog-01.net fell under...

The Italian Supreme Court convicted a police officer for defamation on Facebook since he had published on Facebook defamatory comments about a colleague without even naming him setting an interesting precedent on the limits between freedom of speech and defamation on social media.  As a general principle, under Italian law a statement, such as a comment published on social media, is defamatory when as part of a communication addressed to third parties as it might be on social media a comment directed to all his followers, friends etc., it is able to damage the third party's reputation i.e. the opinion that third parties have about a specific person.  On the contrary, no defamation occurs if a person exercises his freedom of speech...