Region: Italy

Italy probes Google over data portability

Italy’s competition authority is investigating whether Google unlawfully restricted users’ right to portability and limited the ability of alternative operators to develop innovative data-based services.

14 July 2022

TikTok pauses new targeted ads policy

TikTok has paused its plan to use legitimate interests to deliver targeted advertising in Europe following interventions by the Italian, Spanish and Irish watchdogs.

12 July 2022

Italian watchdog warns TikTok against targeted ads

The Italian regulator has warned TikTok against using legitimate interests to deliver targeted advertising in Europe.

11 July 2022

Italy reprimands business for use of Google Analytics

Italy has become the latest EU member state to rule against the use of Google Analytics, issuing a caution to a local entertainment news site for its use of the non-compliant service.

23 June 2022

Italy fines Uber €4 million

Italy’s data protection regulator has found that Uber provided inadequate privacy notices to both drivers and riders, and failed to obtain the necessary consent to carry out scoring for fraud risk.

20 May 2022

Bird & Bird recognises data lawyers among promotions

Bird & Bird has promoted three data protection lawyers to partner and several more to senior counsel and of counsel.

06 May 2022

Clearview fined €20 million

Italy’s data protection authority has ordered Clearview AI to pay €20 million for illegally processing the data of Italian citizens.

09 March 2022

Enel fined €26.5 million for telemarketing breach

Italy’s data regulator has fined Enel Energia €26.5 million for violating the GDPR through telemarketing-related processing.

20 January 2022

Apple and Google fined €10 million each for consumer failings

Italy’s competition regulator has ordered Apple and Google to pay the maximum possible fines after finding the companies failed to properly tell users how their data is used.

26 November 2021

ECHR rules on right to be forgotten

The Strasbourg court has held that requiring a publisher to delist an online news story did not violate his right to freedom of expression.

26 November 2021

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