Region: Italy

Italian watchdog issues €2 million fine

The Italian data protection authority has fined telemarketing company Vincall for processing the personal data of individuals contacted by an Albanian call centre without consent.

31 May 2019

Italian enforcer calls for EU-China Privacy Shield

Italy’s data protection head has said that an EU-China Privacy Shield is necessary to combat “digital totalitarianism.”

22 May 2019

Data breach notifications are “tip of the iceberg”, Italian privacy official warns

The managing director of Italy’s data protection agency has said that data breach notification schemes are less suited to discovering breaches caused by negligence.

05 April 2019

Italian watchdog ready to penalise Facebook

Italy’s data protection authority has ruled that data processing by Facebook related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal as well as a local elections app was unlawful because users provided consent on the basis of inadequate information.

08 February 2019

Hogan Lovells promotes seven

Hogan Lovells has promoted seven European and American privacy and data protection lawyers.

07 January 2019

French and Italian watchdogs sanction Uber over 2016 hack

The CNIL has fined Uber for its failure to prevent a hack which affected 57 million users worldwide, while Italy’s regulator has stated its intention to follow suit.

04 January 2019

Facebook ordered to pay €10 million over data sharing policies

Italy’s competition watchdog has fined Facebook €10 million over its use of consumer data, saying the social media giant misled its users.

07 December 2018

Italian watchdog warns on electronic invoicing

Italy’s data protection authority has told Italy’s tax agency that its new electronic invoicing obligations violate data privacy law, marking its first use of warning powers under the GDPR.

21 November 2018

Tax and money-laundering information schemes face GDPR complaint

02 August 2018

Consumer groups across two continents take aim at Facebook

05 June 2018

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