Region: Italy

More rules, fewer deals: AI newsletter 27 November 2023

AI continues to be affected or unaffected by the general downturn in tech investment, depending on how you look at: deals by volume are down compared to Q2, while the total value of all funding has risen slightly. Elsewhere 19 countries have signed a joint agreement on guidelines for secure AI system development – a spark of international cooperation following the Bletchley promises.

27 November 2023

The summit is in sight: AI newsletter 30 October 2023

All eyes are on Bletchley Park for the UK’s much-vaunted AI Safety Summit this week, even if the attendee list is turning out to be slightly more B-list than Prime Minister Rishi Sunak might have hoped. The prospect of a comprehensive international policy agreement hasn’t stemmed the ongoing flood of guidelines and codes of conduct – this time from the G7 and the UK itself on the government side and the Frontier Model Forum from industry.

30 October 2023

Swiss energy giant hit with €10 million fine

Swiss gas and electricity supplier Axpo is facing a €10 million penalty from the Italian data protection watchdog for unlawfully processing incorrect and outdated customer data.

24 October 2023

Fitbit faces illegal data transfers complaint

Noyb has filed complaints against Fitbit in multiple EU countries, accusing the health company of unlawfully transferring customer data to the US.

31 August 2023

Italy accepts Google’s data-sharing settlement

Italy’s antitrust regulator has ended an abuse of dominance investigation into Google by accepting its commitment to open up data sharing to third parties.

31 July 2023

Italian watchdog issues €1.3 million in GDPR fines

The Italian data protection authority has slapped three entities with GDPR penalties, including €1 million against leading motorway unit Autostrade.

19 July 2023

TikTok China data sharing questioned by second DPA

Italy’s data watchdog has sent questions to TikTok over China’s alleged access to user data, despite Ireland’s Data Protection Commission conducting an apparently parallel probe.

13 June 2023

Italy confiscates databases over telemarketing violations

Italy’s privacy regulator has fined four companies €1.8 million for data protection violations relevant to telemarketing operations and, for the first time, issued an order to confiscate the illegally acquired databases of customer information.

07 June 2023

Catching up on cookies: regulatory guidance outside the EU

Morrison Foerster partner Alja Poler De Zwart and of counsel Marijn Storm compare key cookie regulation concepts in EU and non-EU countries.

05 June 2023

Apple accused of restrictive third-party privacy policy

Italy’s competition regulator has opened an investigation into the privacy policy Apple imposes on third-party developers on its app store, claiming it is more restrictive than the policy Apple applies to itself.

11 May 2023

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