Category Archives: Internet & domains

Italian DPA guidelines on the use of cookies and other tracking tools

Guidelines for cookies: overview on the new regulation concerning tracking devices

Within January 10th, 2022, the webmasters will have to comply to the new guidelines on the use of cookies published by the Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA). Generally, cookies are strings of text which enable websites to store information on the device in use by the user. Because of cookies, for instance, it is possible […]

The Italian Data Protection Authority punishes Deliveroo for discriminatory algorithms against riders  

the illicit personal data processing

With order n. 285 of July 22nd 2021, the Italian Data Protection Authority ordered Deliveroo Italy s.r.l., leading company of the food delivery industry, to pay a penalty of 2,5 million Euro for the illicit personal data processing of about 8,000 riders. The Italian Data Protection Authority detected several violations by Deliveroo, both of the […]

Hosting providers are responsible if there is reprocessing of information

hosting provider responsibility

The Italian Administrative Court, with the recent judgment n. 3851/2021, ruled on the responsibility of the hosting provider in light of the legislative decree 70/2003 which implemented Directive 2000/31/EC. As the Italian Administrative Court recalls: “The provider is the entity that organizes for its users the offer to access to the Internet and the services connected […]

Privacy and data retention: the contrast with Italian law

data retention

By judgment of 2 March 2021 (C746/18), the Court of Justice of the European Union clarified the limits between the right to privacy and the need to fight crime through access to and storage of traffic data (so-called “data retention”). The case concerned the criminal proceedings against an Estonian citizen, who was convicted also thanks […]