UPDATE (II): “PUBLIC HEALTH AND PRIVACY” AND NOT “PUBLIC HEALTH OR PRIVACY”: A COLLECTION OF GUIDANCE ON COVID-19

In the evolving COVID-19 scenario in which business continuity also depends on adequate data protection and cybersecurity practices on the part of organizations, knowledge mapping of privacy & data protection guidance and cybersecurity best practices has taken on an even more important role. It’s for that very reason that, without the presumption of completeness, I ...

ICTLC ranked by The Legal 500 in Data Privacy & Data Protection and Industry Focus: TMT

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I’m very pleased to announce that our firm, ICT Legal Consulting, has been ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 in the areas of Data Privacy and Data Protection (Tier 2) and TMT (Tier 4)!  I have been listed as a Recommended Lawyer together with my fellow Founding Partner Luca Bolognini and Of Counsel Francesco Torlontano.  This year’s result solidifies our position as a leading international firm in the ...

UPDATE (i): “PUBLIC HEALTH AND PRIVACY” AND NOT “PUBLIC HEALTH OR PRIVACY”: A COLLECTION OF GUIDANCE ON COVID-19

In the evolving COVID-19 scenario in which business continuity also depends on adequate data protection and cybersecurity practices on the part of organizations, knowledge mapping of privacy & data protection guidance and cybersecurity best practices has taken on an even more important role. It’s for that very reason that, without the presumption of completeness, I ...

SAVE THE DATE! New June 2020 CSA Lead auditor and consultant training on CSA GDPR Certification and Code of Conduct Course via webinar

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08–11 June 2020 15:00 to 19:00 CESTAmsterdam, NetherlandsWebinar edition Join CSA’sWebinar edition of the two-day Lead Auditor and Consultant Training for the CSA GDPR Certification and Code of Conduct course which will train lead auditors and consultants in the CSA GDPR Code of Conduct and the CSA GDPR Certification. Both these initiatives offer organizations a means to demonstrate their ...

“PUBLIC HEALTH AND PRIVACY” AND NOT “PUBLIC HEALTH OR PRIVACY”: Surveillance in the fight against COVID-19

“Hopefully COVID-19 will be gone at some point, but tracking technologies may stay for longer and permanently hamper the rights and freedoms of individuals” As part of my blog series on #PublicHealthANDprivacy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this short reflection will focus on digital surveillance. There is no doubt that data and technology have the ...

MIA INTERVISTA SU OPEN: «L’emergenza sanitaria non può farci dimenticare della privacy»

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Oggi sono stato intervistato da Open, la testata online di Enrico Mentana, sul tema privacy e Coronavirus. Nell'intervista, seguendo la mia tesi della #PublichealthANDPrivacy, sottolineo il fatto che privacy e salute pubblica devono coesistere durante un’emergenza sanitaria, invece di essere messe l’una contro l’altra. Leggi l’intervista integrale (il mio intervento è nella seconda parte).

“Public health AND Privacy” and not “Public health OR Privacy”: A collection of Guidance on COVID-19

Below is an attempt (without the presumption of completeness) to map all the official resources providing guidance on the correct processing of personal data in the context of COVID-19 and Cybersecurity-related information on working remotely in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. I genuinely hope this will help in the effort of achieving "Public health AND Privacy"! Stay safe and ...

“Public Health AND Privacy” vs. “Public Health OR Privacy” in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak has touched the lives of millions of individuals across the globe. Among those severely affected are the residents of my native Italy who are currently under a mandatory lockdown  (nationwide travel restrictions have been enacted) until an undefined date.  But how should the collection of potentially special category personal data (health data) be managed in a pandemic? Several data protection authorities have provided ...

EDPB on personal data processing in the COVID-19 outbreak

On 16 March the Chair of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) Andrea Jelinek released a statement to help guide the data processing activities of public authorities, governments, and private organizations within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrea Jelinek noted that: “Data protection rules (such as GDPR) do not hinder measures taken in ...

Irish DPA Issues Guidance for Protecting Personal Data When Working Remotely

In light if the COVID-19 crisis, many organizations have decided to implement smart working for their employees. To this end, the Irish DPA has issued useful Guidance to protection personal data when working from home which can be found here. DPC Ireland's advice is divided into three macro categories: Devices, Emails, and Cloud/Network Access. Below ...