Category Archives: Privacy & identity

Prohibition of data transfer to United States: the short-circuit of decision “Schrems II”

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Privacy in Europe is a very serious matter, and we can only be happy and proud of this. Protecting personal data of an individual means to safeguard a person in his/her deepest values and to avoid it becoming a commodity in the hands of governments and industry. Unfortunately, not every extra-European country offers the same […]

App Immuni: the approval of the Italian Data Protection Authority

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The Immuni App is available for download in the Apple and Google App Stores. The app was preceded, even before the expectations on its possible effectiveness to fight the pandemic, by the doubts on its possible violation of privacy. Doubts that must have been now resolved, at least in theory, given that the Italian Data […]

Privacy: lights and shadows on data breaches management


(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, […]