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WhatsApp, the instant messaging application, has been requested by the Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) to provide details on the processing of data concerning Italian users.Following the investigation by the Canadian and Dutch DPAs, the Italian authority requested the Californian company to clarify the types of data collected and used as part of the service, the modalities and term of storage of such data, the security measures implemented to limit the risk of access to the data by third parties...

As anticipated, Google's managers have been acquitted by the Italian Court of Appeal in the privacy-related dispute famous as Vividown. The reasoning of the decision has now been published and it is interesting to see that the court based its decision on the absence of any monitoring obligation on Google as to the videos published on Google Video.Indeed, according to the court not only was Google not obliged to monitor the contents published by the users, but also, given the...

The Italian Supreme Court (the Corte di Cassazione) issued two interesting decisions on remote monitoring of employees' working activity which as already reported is subject to considerable restrictions under Italian employment and privacy law.The Court in the first case held that it was illegal the usage of a software monitoring the calls of a call centre assistant suspected to have performed a very large number of calls lasting less than 15 seconds (i.e. a duration not sufficient to allow customers...

The Court of Appeal of Milan (Italy) acquitted 3 managers of Google that had been sanctioned to 6 months of imprisonment because of a privacy breach related to a video showing an handicapped young guy posted by a user on Google Video. The Court of First Instance indeed had held in 2010 that the privacy of the guy showed in the video had been breached since no privacy information notice had been provided and privacy consent had been given by his...