5 Ways to guard against a ransomware attack

Protect against ransomware

There were more ransomware attacks in the first half of 2021 than 2020 as a whole. Ransomware attacks have hit the roof during the first six months of 2021. One particularly malicious attack targeted Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) in May, causing widespread disruption that is still being felt today. While no organisation is immune […]

The new guidelines of the Italian DPA on cookies

by Rocco Panetta The new cookie Guidelines and other tracking tools adopted by the Italian Data Protection Authority, the Garante, and published today in the Official Gazette following the public consultation launched last November are a far-sighted measure of great operational detail. Compared to the first text adopted at the end of last year, some […]

If your cookie banner is not compliant, now someone will warn companies

by Vincenzo Tiani On 31 May, Noyb, the non-governmental organisation led by Max Schrems, the activist who led to the invalidation of the agreements between the EU and the US on the transfer of personal data because they were deemed to be insecure, announced that it had developed software that analyses the cookie policies of the most […]

Italian Supreme Court says people must know how algorithms that judge them work

by Vincenzo Tiani On 25 May, precisely on the occasion of the birthday of the GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, an important judgment of the Court of Cassation was published on the subject. The ruling clarified a fundamental principle: where an algorithm automatically profiles us with the possible consequence of limiting our rights, the consent given is only […]

Proposals for an EU Digital Green Certificate framework

One of the reasons why I love working in the world of data protection and privacy is that it is a rapidly evolving and changing area of law. This week, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued a joint Opinion on the data protection aspects of the European […]

Vincenzo Tiani at the Milano Digital Week on Facial Recognition and Mass Surveillance

Vincenzo Tiani, Partner of Panetta & Associati and Senior Consultant of Strand | PTP, will moderate the panel on the use of Facial Recognition for mass surveillance at the Milano Digital Week.The panel, Cities under Surveillance, will take place today at 16:00 online HERE (in Italian only). Guests include:Matteo Navacci, Co-Founder Privacy NetworkLaura Carrer, researcher […]

A change in strategy by the EU DPAs toward social networks

European data protection authorities are lately proving that the GDPR is in good shape to be applied whenever it is needed, also with regard to social networks. Paul Jordan, the IAPP Europe Managing Director, has talked through what is happening in Italy on this front with Rocco Panetta, Strand co-founder and COO, Italy’s Country Leader […]

Regulatory Activism – The Unique Israeli Journey

Amid uncertainty around modernizing the timeworn Protection of Privacy Law, the Israeli privacy regulator has emerged as a dominant driving force. In a series of guidelines and recommendations, the Protection of Privacy Authority aims to fill the void with EU General Data Protection Regulation-like concepts and assumes an unprecedented active role in shaping the privacy […]

Dan Or-Hof – Building Blocks for a Global Data Protection Strategy

VIDEO The Art of Privacy is a video series from OneTrust DataGuidance exploring key privacy and data protection concepts with commentary from industry-leading voices. In this episode, Dan Or-Hof, Founder and Owner of Or-Hof Law, discusses the organizational building blocks that should be considered for a global privacy compliance program. Dan explores the complexities and nuances of the current global privacy landscape, the […]