Category Archives: Privacy & identity

Face detection software: 20 million euros fine imposed by the Italian DPA  

face detection

The Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) gave a very harsh response to the US company Clearview AI inc. which, with order of February 10th 2022, was fined 20 million euros for violating art. 5,6,9,12,13,14,15 and 27 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The proceeding rose from a complex investigation conducted with the assistance of other […]

The limits of the right to be forgotten in the digital era

right to be forgotten

With sentence no. 3952 of February 8th 2022, the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation expressed again its opinion on the right to be forgotten, restating the need to find a precise balance between the right of the interested party to be forgotten and the right to publication and acquisition of information. The case concerned the […]

Digital rights survive death

digital rights

With order of February 10th 2022, the Court of Rome ordered Apple to deliver to the widow of a user the access credentials of her late husband, stating that the rights related to the personal data of a deceased person can be exercised by subjects with family interests deserving protection. The case concerned a woman’s request […]

Hidden recording of a business meeting and unlawful personal data processing

recording of a business meeting

With sentence no. 2286 of December 2nd 2021, the Court of Venice confirmed that conversations recorded in the workplace are subjected to the regulation provided by the UE Reg. 2016/679 (so called GDPR). By overturing the previous decision made by the Italian Data Protection Authority, the Court stated that storing for years the recording of […]