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Articles tagged with “Data Protection”

Apr 3

The Italian ‘Google Vividown’ case: ISPs’ liability for user-generated content

On 21 December 2012, the Milan Court of Appeals overturned the decision issued in 2010 by the Court of Milan in the ’Google Vividown’ case. Filed on 27 February 2013, the Court of Appeals’ decision was based on and confirmed the general principle that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have no general duty to monitor user-uploaded content on their systems. Laura Liguori… continued

Article added to: Technologies
Mar 4

Italian Authorities join forces with Italian Companies in fighting Counterfeits and Piracy

An increasing number of recent cases show a new Italian perspective on non-traditional IPR remedies, such as shut-down of web-sites found liable for unfair commercial practices, tax evasion, unlawful data processing.  Regarding counterfeit, below a few basic information on the criteria used by the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCM) in connection thereto. On January 23, 2013,… continued

Feb 6

Developments in data protection in 2012 and trends for 2013

2012 was a very busy year for Italian lawmakers.  Several laws significantly amended the Italian data protection legal framework, as set forth in the Italian Data Protection Code (Legislative Decree No. 196/2003). It is, however, questionable whether these changes genuinely succeeded in achieving their main objective: reducing the administrative burdens on enterprises processing personal data…. continued

Article added to: Internet, E-Commerce
Nov 2

New Italian Rules on Transfers of Call Centers Outside Italy

On August 7, 2012, the Italian Parliament approved Law no. 134 which converted into law Decree no. 83/2012, of June 22, 2012, on certain urgent measures to foster the economic growth of Italy, which, among others, introduced new rules in connection with transfers outside Italy of call centers which employ at least 20 workers (“Law”)…. continued

Article added to: Technologies
Oct 9

Guidelines From the Italian Data Protection Authority on Personal Data Breaches in the Electronic Communications Sector

Introduction By virtue of the implementation in Italy of the e-Privacy Directive 2009/136/EC (which amended Directive 2002/58/EC) (“e-Privacy Directive”) on May 28, 2012,[i] providers of publicly available electronic communications services are now subject to strict requirements to deal with personal data breaches. In line with the e-Privacy Directive, the Italian Data Protection Code (Legislative Decree… continued

Article added to: Technologies
Sep 17

Is it lawful to remotely monitor employees’ work activities through the use of surveillance systems?

Italian legal framework The acquisition and use of personal data from workplace surveillance systems is currently unregulated in Italy. Article 134 of Legislative Decree no. 196 (June 30, 2003), “Personal data protection Code” (hereinafter, “Privacy Code”) states only that the Data Protection Authority (hereinafter, “the Authority”) supports the introduction of a code of professional conduct… continued

Article added to: Labour and Employment