Category Archives: Privacy & identity

To which data processing the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will not apply


The European Regulation on Privacy 679/2016 does not apply to some data processing. In particular, it does not apply to data processing performed for activities not included in the application of the EU right, for national security for instance. Data processing performed by countries for foreign politic purposes, criminal investigations, prevention and for public security […]

To who the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will apply


In order to establish if a company is subjected to the European Regulation on Privacy, it is necessary to know its establishments and its internal organization (art. 3). GDPR states that the Regulation does apply to a company when it has: An establishment in the EU if the data processing concerns the activity developed in […]

PRIVACY and DATA PROTECTION: 10 lessons on the new European Regulation


The 24th May 2016 the European Regulation on Privacy 2016/679 entered into force. The GDPR, General Data Protection Regulations, included in it applies to the European and non-European companies offering goods and services in Europe or having an establishment or a representative in Europe. Italian and foreign companies doing business with the European Union should […]

Facebook and privacy – The U.S. giant again on trial for its data collection policies

Facebook privacy

How far may the tracking of users’ personal data of the social network go without incurring any violation of their privacy? In the last few years, the issue has been widely debated in the European and American Courts, with different and sometimes conflicting results. In February 2017, the district judge of San Jose, California, rendered […]

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