Region: Italy

Google offers to settle Italian data portability probe

Google has offered to facilitate the export of data collected through its services by third parties in a bid to end an Italian antitrust investigation.

22 March 2023

Noyb launches cookie identification complaint project

The Vienna-based NGO has filed a series of complaints against websites and data brokers that it claims inadequately responded to access requests that identified individuals based on cookies placed on the individuals’ devices.

28 February 2023

Italian regulator’s €26.5 million penalty overturned

An Italian court has spiked a hefty GDPR penalty against Enel Energia, after the data regulator fined the company for telemarketing-related processing.

16 February 2023

Italian regulator says chatbot is a risk to minors

Italy’s privacy watchdog has ordered US-developed chatbot Replika to pause its data processing after finding it does not adequately protect minors.

03 February 2023

Italy probes Telecom Italia over access to data complaint

Italy’s Competition Authority is considering forcing Telecom Italia to hand over key mobile coverage data to rivals as it probes if the company abused its dominance by blocking competitors from a government tender.

06 January 2023

Winter break 2022 round-up

2022 was yet another busy year for data protection, and even as GDR took a brief break from its usual programming over the Christmas period there were still developments worth noting. We’ve rounded up the most important stories from the end of the year, from fines to class action arguments to new jobs for those at the top of the privacy world.

03 January 2023

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

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