Region: Italy

Clubhouse fined €2 million in Italy

The Italian regulator has issued Clubhouse’s US parent Alpha Exploration with a €2 million fine over its processing of user personal data, exercising the extraterritorial application of EU privacy laws.

05 December 2022

Google loses another global right to be forgotten appeal

The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that the national privacy regulator has the power to issue global delisting orders, but recognised this might lead to conflict with national laws of foreign jurisdictions.

28 November 2022

Data exploitation as an abuse of dominance

Ashurst competition partner Nigel Parr and data protection partner Rhiannon Webster analyse the impact of a recent European Court of Justice ruling on incumbent companies’ data practices.

18 August 2022

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

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