Category Archives: Privacy & identity

Social credentials: what happens to personal data after the owner’s death?


The transferring of digital heritage due to death is a phenomenon that in the last few years has gained a primary importance but that, to this day, still has uncertainty and complexity under many points of view. One can think of digitally stored files, emails or social accounts. It may be data that hold just […]

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 […]