Category Archives: Privacy & identity

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 […]

Posting pictures of a celebrity without their consent creates a damage that must be compensated

right to image

The Court of Cassation, with order no. 17217 of June 16th 2021, reiterated the compensation for financial damage in the case of unlawful publication of celebrities’ personal data. The story, which began in 2009, had as its protagonist an internationally renowned actor photographed while being intimate with his partner during a holiday in Italy. The […]