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Privacy breach can trigger criminal sanctions also for companies The Italian criminal corporate liability regime for companies has been extended to privacy-related crimes, cybercrimes and credit card theft according to a law decree just passed by the Government. As previously reported, Italian law provides a very detailed regime of criminal liability for companies that works in parallel with the personal criminal liability regime for the individuals (e.g. directors, managers etc.) responsible in a company of the actions that caused the crime. In this...

On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT, I will be talking at a webinar arranged by the Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers on on Identity Privacy and Data Protection in the Cloud where we will cover the most crucial legal and business issues in cloud project under the perspective of US, African and European laws.The webinar is absolutely free and you can register here or send an email to me, Giulio Coraggio, also follow me on Twitter and...

We covered issues connected to liability clauses, termination clausesSLAs and penalty/liquidated damages clausesforum selection and applicable law clausesintellectual property clauses in outsourcing agreements, but I thought that we had to review data protection / privacy clauses which are vital for outsourcing agreements involving the flow of data between different entities located worldwide that trigger major data protections issues .

Time to speed up privacy complianceThe 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 regulations.As part of prior audit of the Italian data protection authority, it appeared that the two information services companies had created and sold databases with details (e.g. telephone number, email address and postal address) of million of people collecting information from public phone directories....