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GDPR Italian Implementing Decree Has Been Published

On 4 September, the Legislative Decree no. 101 of 10 August 2018 (the “Decree”) for the national implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the “GDPR”) has been published in the Official Journal . The approach of the legislator was to maintain the structure of former Legislative Decree 196/2003 (the “Privacy Code”) which, however, has been extensively amended and integrated, and now contains only some residual provisions in addition to those of the GDPR which are directly applicable.

Source: GDPR Italian Implementing Decree Has Been Published

Italy’s Data Protection law integrating the GDPR finally in place

Italian privacy law integrating the GDPR is finally in place, but a number of provisions remain unclear, but need immediate action. After having spent the well-deserved summer break, Italians are back to work and the legislative decree integrating the GDPR has been finally published on the Official Gazette and will be binding with effect from the 19th of September 2018.

Source: ITALY: Data Protection law integrating the GDPR in place

Italy adopted GDPR law. What to do?

The Italian privacy law integrating the GDPR has been finalized by the Board of Ministers, unveiling unexpected surprises a few days before the 25th of May 2018. The Italian Board of Ministers issued the final text of the legislative decree integrating the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Source: Italy: Privacy law integrating the GDPR adopted, what to do?

ITALY: Privacy Code to be repealed, what to expect with the GDPR?

The current draft of Italian privacy law repeals the Privacy Code, integrating the GDPR reveals with some interesting news, but also some concerns.

It is at least surprizing that after (almost) 2 years from the approval of the European privacy regulation and with the deadline of the 25th of May 2018 so close, a number of EU Member States still need to adopt their local law integrating the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Source: ITALY: Privacy Code to be repealed, what to expect with the GDPR?

New GDPR Guidelines from the Italian data protection authority

Italian companies can now rely on guidelines on how to comply with the European privacy regulation (GDPR) which unvail some interesting positions.

After the French and the Dutch data protection authorities, the Italian privacy regulator, Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, (the “Italian DPA“) issued its 6 step methodology on the GDPR which aims at also increasing awareness on the most relevant changes introduced.

Source: ITALY: New GDPR Guidelines from the Italian data protection authority

Telecom Italy fined 840,000 euros for marketing calls without consent

The Garante, Italy’s Data Protection Commission, has issued an administrative fine of Euros 840,000 for breaching Italy’s Privacy Code. Telecom Italia had made promotional telephone calls without consent to former customers who had not given permission to receive marketing calls, or had revoked their consent.

Source: Telecom Italy fined 840,000 euros for marketing calls without consent – Privacy Laws & Business

Italian DPA’s decision on digital signage “correctly balances parties’ interests”

The Italian data protection authority (‘the Garante’) announced, on 26 January 2018, that it had issued a decision on digital signage (also known as totems) installed in a train station and operated by Grandi Stazioni Retail s.p.a. The Garante found that the totems determine the presence of a human face, measure the time spent in front of the advertisement, record characteristics such as gender, age and distance from the totem, and analyse facial expressions.

Source: Italy: Garante’s decision on digital signage “correctly balances parties’ interests”

2018 global legislative predictions in privacy

Taking a look at the activities of 2017, it’s clear that the coming year will see lots of movement on the privacy front. This week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup consists of contributions from around the globe on expected and potential legislation. With more than 20 entries coming in from countries and regions spanning Argentina to Zimbabwe, hopefully we’ve hit on some important upcoming developments you should have on your radar.

Source: 2018 global legislative predictions

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