On 21 December 2012 the Milan Court of Appeals ruled in favor of three Google executives in the ‘Google Vividown’ case –finding them ‘not guilty’ for unlawful data processing pursuant to Italian data protection laws in connection with a video showing an autistic boy being bullied by his classmates uploaded to the Google Video platform…. continua
Articoli contrassegnati con “Privacy”
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…. continua
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”)…. continua
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… continua
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… continua
Could ISPs be Forced to Take Action to Guarantee Individual’s “Right to be Forgotten”?
From the “Right to be Let Alone” to Control over Personal Data
In recent years technological innovations and the expanding range of services available on the internet have conjured up an every-increasing variety of new issues for data protection. While social networks allow personal data to be continuously shared, a simple search on a search engine may produce a lot of information concerning an individual’s present and… continua