European elections 2019: The Grante Privacy on electoral campaigns and political communication

On 19 April 2019, the Italian Data Protection Authority, or Garante Privacy, announced the approval of a new measure (Register of measures n.  96 of 18 April 2019) that is soon to be published in the Official Gazette, which establishes rules that govern voter data use on the part of political parties, movements, committees, candidates, ...

THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: SMART CONTRACTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND DATA PROTECTION: PART III

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This blog series is based on a chapter for the forthcoming book entitled “Essentials of Blockchain Technology”.  The chapter was written together with Martim Taborda Barata, LL.M., Senior Associate at ICT Legal Consulting International, and  lawyer registered at the Portuguese Bar Association.  In this third part of the Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology series, I will explore ...

The Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology: Smart Contracts, Intellectual Property and Data Protection: Part II

This blog series is based on a chapter for the forthcoming book entitled "Essentials of Blockchain Technology".  The chapter was written together with Martim Taborda Barata, LL.M., Senior Associate at ICT Legal Consulting International, and  lawyer registered at the Portuguese Bar Association.  In this second part of the Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology series, I will focus ...

The Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology: Smart Contracts, Intellectual Property and Data Protection: Part I

This blog series is based on a chapter for the forthcoming book entitled "Essentials of Blockchain Technology".  The chapter was written together with Martim Taborda Barata, LL.M., Senior Associate at ICT Legal Consulting International, and  lawyer registered at the Portuguese Bar Association.  Blockchain is part of the future.  Some consider it a revolutionary technology and others see it ...

The latest ruling of the Court in Rome on the liability regime of hosting providers: cases of liability under Art. 2043 Italian Civil Code and exemptions

On 10 January 2019, the regional Court in Rome (Tribunale di Roma) Section XVII Civil, issued decision no. 693, which addresses the issue of the liability regime of hosting providers with respect to illegal content that was uploaded by users of hosting services – also referring to the ‘active’ or ‘passive’ role of the hosting providers. Internet ...

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION AND THE USE OF INFORMATION TO FIGHT ONLINE-TERRORIST PROPAGANDA, RECRUITMENT, AND RADICALIZATION: PART IV

In this fouth blog post of my exploration into the matter based on an upcoming publication for CRC Press, part of the Online Terrorist Propaganda, Recruitment, And Radicalization Book Project that I wrote together with Dr. Milda Macenaite, I will specifically explore the relationship between personal data protection and use of information. The relationship between the protection and use of that very information is depends on ...

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION AND THE USE OF INFORMATION TO FIGHT ONLINE-TERRORIST PROPAGANDA, RECRUITMENT, AND RADICALIZATION: PART III

In this third blog post of my exploration into the matter based on an upcoming publication for CRC Press, part of the Online Terrorist Propaganda, Recruitment, And Radicalization Book Project that I wrote together with Dr. Milda Macenaite, I will specifically explore the legal data protection framework. The primary legal instrument in the EU regulating personal data processing in the law enforcement, i.e., in ...

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION AND THE USE OF INFORMATION TO FIGHT ONLINE-TERRORIST PROPAGANDA, RECRUITMENT, AND RADICALIZATION: Part II

I ended my last blog post by asking, "What information and under which circumstances can and should LEAs remove terrorist propaganda from social media platforms and other websites?  When would such actions fall under the scope of the EU data protection framework?" In this second blog post of my exploration into the matter based on an upcoming ...

Personal Data Protection and the use of Information to Fight Online-Terrorist Propaganda, Recruitment, and Radicalization: Part I

What is the relationship between Data Protection and the use of information in the fight against terrorism? This complex question deserves more than a simple answer.  In fact, together with Dr. Milda Macenaite,  I have attempted to explore this question in great depth and shortly a book chapter will be published in the CRC Press (an imprint ...

What does no Brexit deal mean for data protection?

The ICO has prepared a guide accessible on its website outlining the key points to be considered by UK-based entities should the UK exit the European Union without a deal on 29 March 2019. The Guidance, highlights of which are illustrated below, it relevant to UK-based businesses to which the GDPR currently applies and that send ...