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Can improper use of Facebook and the Internet get you fired in Italy? Definitively yes, according to the Court of Milan

By order of 1 August 2014, the Labour Court of Milan rejected the motion of an employee who was fired by his company on grounds related to the use of Facebook and the Internet in the workplace (Labour Court of Milan, Docket no. 6847/2014, Judge Colosimo).
The facts: at the […]

Apps, Social Networks and Jurisdiction of Italy’s Courts

(The original version of this article has been published on Diritto 24 of Il Sole 24 Ore) Much has been written on Italy’s IP courts jurisdiction over IP rights infringements involving so-called “Information Society” technologies. However, a recent order of the Milan IP Court (docket no. 29942/2013), that has gone […]

The Italian Data Protection Authority Issues Guidelines on Direct Marketing

Within a few months, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) has issued two important decisions directed to companies engaging in direct marketing activities: a general decision on consent to the processing of personal data for the purpose of marketing, and, more importantly, the new […]

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 […]