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 […]

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 […]

The EU Commission Publishes The Draft Of The New Standard Contractual Clauses

The European Commission has published the draft decision and standard contractual clauses (attached), with a view to remodelling SCCs under the new legislation on the protection of personal data and in the light of the “Schrems II” judgment of the EU Court of Justice. SCCs are a useful tool for implementing data transfers outside the […]