Region: Italy

Deliveroo rider algorithm ruled discriminatory

An Italian court has found that an algorithm used by Deliveroo to allocate work to delivery riders is discriminatory.

06 January 2021

Big-ticket Italian fines half the size of headline figures

Two Italian companies ordered to pay some of the largest fines under the GDPR actually only paid 50% of the penalties announced by the country’s data regulator.

07 December 2020

Italy slaps Vodafone with multimillion-euro fine

Italy’s data watchdog ordering Vodafone to pay a €12.25 million GDPR fine marks an increase in the regulatory heat the company faces for its marketing practices.

17 November 2020

Italian enforcer launches Google online advertising probe

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided Google’s Italian office over allegations the tech company abused its dominance in the online display advertising market by preventing rivals from accessing user data.

05 November 2020

Riding the tidal wave

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst explores the rise in class actions, the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums, key cases that have already been filed across Europe, and how organisations can stay as dry as possible when the data protection class action tidal wave hits.

02 November 2020

Riding the tidal wave: claimants choose their swimming lanes

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. In the second article of a four-part series, Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst picks out the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums.

22 October 2020

Apple, Google and Dropbox under investigation in Italy

Italy’s competition authority suspects Apple, Google and Dropbox misled clients about how the cloud giants monetise their data.

09 September 2020

Italian watchdog appoints new chiefs

The Italian data regulator has recruited a new president and vice-president, and has welcomed several individuals to its board.

30 July 2020

Third-largest GDPR fine issued

The Italian data protection authority has continued its pursuit of telecommunications companies, issuing a fine of just under €17 million against telco Wind Tre.

14 July 2020

Italian bank fined over lax data security

Italy’s data authority has fined UniCredit over its use of a third-party app that resulted in a data breach affecting more than 750,000 people.

01 July 2020

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