Italian Data Protection Authority

The Italian DPA on unlawfulness of online reputation measuring

With quite a resounding decision of 24 November 2016, the Italian Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) excluded the lawfulness of the processing of personal data proposed by Mevaluate, an organisation wanting to launch a web platform capable of calculating the reputation of certain individuals in an allegedly impartial and reliable […]

The Italian Data Protection Authority on the geo-localisation of employees

By order no. 226 of 18 May 2016, the Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) issued a decision on the processing of personal data carried out through the localisation of company smartphones given to employees.

The ruling was issued in the framework of a preliminary assessment requested to the DPA pursuant […]

Right to be forgotten: the first repercussions of Google Spain in the Italian legal system

Quite predictably, the first waves of the Google Spain tsunami did not take long to come ashore in our country. Between November and December 2014, the Italian Data Protection Authority issued nine decisions based on applications of as many citizens following the refusal by Google to de-index certain web […]

Newsletters and advertising emails: two different activities, according to the Italian Data Protection Authority

(by Francesca Maculan)

With decision no. 427 of 25 September, the Italian Data Protection Authority specified some important principles on the processing of personal data, clarifying some useful aspects for companies that deal with direct marketing activities.

The decision is directed at a company that sent advertising emails to users who […]