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Italy-USA Personal data transfers: the Italian Data Protection Authority ratifies the “Privacy Shield”

As noted by many commentators at the time, following the 6 October 2015 ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Case C-362/14 Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, the main tool used within the European Union to (legitimately) transfer personal data to the United States, the so-called […]

Martini Manna vince davanti al Tribunale di Torino

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The Internet of Things, Personal Data and the Article 29 Working Party: no Extraordinary Revelations, but a Useful Summary

The adoption of an Opinion on the Internet of Things and personal data protection in the EU by the Article 29 Working Party (WP) last September had a certain resonance. Yet the document brings no sensational revelations (nor it is remarkable for its timeliness); however, it does provide a […]

The Court of Justice of the EU rules on the right of libraries to digitise books

(Authored by Silvia Laitila)

In its judgment of 11 September in case C-117/13, the Court of Justice of the European Union declared that Member States may authorise libraries to digitise, even without permission from right holders, books they hold in their collection in order to make them available at electronic […]

Sky Italia seeks AGCOM’s copyright protection for the Italian TV series “Gomorra – La Serie”

(by Francesca Maculan)

On the AGCOM official website a new communication regarding the start of preliminary proceedings has recently been published pursuant to the Regulation on the protection of copyright on electronic communications networks, which came into force on 31 March 2014. The proceedings were filed by SKY Italia against […]

Martini Manna accredited with S.I.A.C. – the Guardia di Finanza’s Anti-Counterfeiting Information System

Martini Manna has been accredited with the S.I.A.C., the online Anti-Counterfeiting Information System of the Guardia di Finanza (the Italian Tax & Customs police force). Through the dedicated online portal, Martini Manna can now submit information on its customers’ products and trademarks for the attention of the Guardia di […]

Mobile remote payments: more protection for users’ personal data under Italian new regulation

(By Silvia Laitila and Luigi Manna) The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante della privacy) has issued new rules for processing the data of individuals who use so-called mobile remote payment services via smartphone, tablet or PC. The regulation (General order on the processing of personal data in the context of […]

The Italian Data Protection Authority Issues Guidelines for the Use of Cookies

(Silvia Laitila contributed to this article) The Italian Data Protection Authority (“Garante della privacy”) has recently issued a decision on practical ways to provide mandatory information and acquire consent for the use of cookies on websites. Cookies can be distinguished as two major groups: “technical” cookies and “profiling” cookies. Technical […]

The Italian Communication Regulatory Authority strikes: are days numbered for “torrent” websites?

(by Francesca Maculan)

On 5 May 2014 the Italian Communication Regulatory Authority (hereinafter “Authority”) published four orders on its website following applications that had been filed a few weeks earlier under the new Regulation on the protection of copyright on electronic communications networks, which entered into force on 31 March […]

The ECJ on the use of another person’s trademark as domain name and meta-tag

(by Francesca Maculan)

With ruling of last 11 July in Case C-657/11, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) affirmed that the use of a domain-name and meta-tags corresponding to a competitor’s trade name and trademark can constitute advertising pursuant to Article 2(a) of directive 2006/114/CE concerning misleading and comparative advertising, which […]

2012 Report on EU Customs enforcement of IPRs published

(by Francesca Maculan)

The European Commission (“EC”) has recently published its report for the year 2012 on EU customs’ enforcement of intellectual property rights (“IPR”) in the European Union (“EU”). The report, published each year since 2000 based on data transmitted by the national customs administrations to the EC, gives […]

Italian Data Protection Authority seeks clarifications on Facebook bug

(by Francesca Maculan)

On 2 July 2013, the Italian Data Protection Authority (the “Authority”) issued a press release informing that it required Facebook (“FB”) to provide clarifications in relation to a bug which was recently brought to light by the mass media, as well as by FB’s admissions and by […]