right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten, search engines and the scope of jurisdiction of the DPA: a ruling by Italy’s Garante della privacy

In a decision issued on 26 February 2017, the Garante della privacy (the Italian Data Protection Authority) ruled on the application of an Italian resident seeking the removal from Yahoo!’s search engine of links to a US website reporting news of an old judicial mishap that had occurred to […]

The Milan Court on the right to be forgotten from Google searches

The Milan Court, with ruling no. 10374 of 28 September 2016, overturned an earlier decision with which the Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) denied protection to the appellant, who had a public position and enforced her right to be forgotten. The right to be forgotten has been discussed here […]

Regulation (EU) 2016/679: how the European personal data protection landscape will change

After four years of troubled negotiations, on 4 May 2016 the new Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on personal data protection was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Regulation replaces Directive 95/46/EC and reforms data protection rules in the European Union, introducing several key changes directly applicable to all […]

Privacy violation by the press and compensation for non-pecuniary losses (District Court of Rome, ruling no. 9735/2015, M.M. v. Finegil Editoriale et al)

In a recent ruling, the District Court of Rome addressed an increasingly popular topic: the balance between freedom of the press and the right to privacy (we addressed the topic, for example, here).

M.M., a senior citizen, had been the victim of a street crime in her own town. The […]

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 […]