Category Archives: Privacy & identity

Privacy: lights and shadows on data breaches management

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(source: Newsletter 463/2020 of Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali) There is a vast awareness on data breaches management, although limited to a few organizations. This is what is shown by an international investigation carried out by the data protection authorities (DPA) of 16 countries, among which Italy, and coordinated by the New Zealand […]

European guidelines on personal data processing during the Covid-19 outbreak

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The COVID-19 pandemic is sparking debate about the relation between the right to privacy and the right to health as if the first one hinders the second. Actually, the two rights can, and must, always coexist, especially during an emergency in which there could be a strong temptation to lower the guard. In this situation, […]

Personal data as data with economic value

The Regional Administrative Court of Lazio, with judgment no 26 of December 18th 2019-January 10th 2020, asserts the interesting principle that personal data can be an “asset” which can be economically exploitable and a potential consideration in a contract. Let’s see how we came to this statement. In December 2018, the AGCM, the Italian Competition […]

EDPB Guidelines 3/2019 on video surveillance

On 9 and 10 July 2019 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted new guidelines on video surveillance. The document analyzes the impact of the use of video devices on the behavior of citizens within the European Union, and the consequences of the resulting data processing on these individuals. The analysis deals with the use […]