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The Italian Supreme Court held that the delivery of spams does not breach Section 660 (harassment) of the Italian criminal code that sanctions with the imprisonment up to six months or with a fine up to € 516.46 whoever, in a public place or in a place open to the public, or by means of the telephone, for insistency or other blameworthy reasons, harasses or bothers someone. It is interesting to see that on the same case, The Court of First Instance had...

The Article 29 Working Party, the European Union data protection advisory body, issued an interesting opinion on online behavioral advertising,  i.e. the tracking of users when they surf the Internet and the building of profiles over time, which are later used to provide them with advertising matching their interests. Rules on behavioral advertising are relevant for (i) ad network providers, i.e. those connecting publishers with advertisers (e.g. the major search engines); (ii) advertisers, i.e. those promoting a product/service to a specific audience;...

Fapav, the Italian Federation Against Audiovideo Piracy, performed through a specialized agency, CoPeerRight Agency, an investigation through which it discovered hundreds of thousands of Telecom Italia (the Italian telephone incumbent) users that had performed 2.5 millions illegal downloads of nine films.  However, unfortunately for Fapav, it had been able to identify only the IP address of such users and therefore requested - before the Court of Rome - Telecom Italia to disclose the details of the users connected to such...