David and Goliath: the GDPR and regulating the data-centric society

One year from the direct applicability of the new European Privacy Regulation... “Regulating the internet giants: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data” published in the May 6th 2017 edition of The Economist explains the enormous power that Internet companies have due to their control over data.  It rightly describes that “uantity ...

Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Draft Opinion on ePrivacy

The Draft Opinion from Rapporteur MEP Kaja Kallas (ITRE) welcomes the change of legal instrument from a Directive to a Regulation, the extension of its scope, and the Commission's attempt to be technologically neutral, but proposes several amendments to the Draft ePrivacy Regulation. Specific qualms from the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy include provisions on tracking and ...

The Italian DPA issued its first guidelines on the GDPR

My article published on Lexology. Scenario On 28 April the Italian Data Protection Authority (“Garante”) issued its first guidance on the new provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), consisting of a schematic overview of the changes in the current legal framework and recommendations on how to face them. The Garante focused on six specific aspects: Lawfulness ...

Italian DPA releases GDPR Guide

On 28 April 2017 the Italian Data Protection Authority released a Guide for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (Guida all'applicazione del Regolamento europeo in materia di protezione dei dati personali). The Guide provides an overview of the main aspects that should be considered with regards to EU Regulation 2016/679 before it is implemented ...

DIGITAL OUT-OF-HOME (DOOH) ADVERTISING AND THE FUTURE OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Have you ever heard of Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) advertising? Probably not, but it has most likely seen you, without your consent and without you even realizing it. The world of advertising has made incredible progress thanks to the digitalization of something as simple as the billboard. Shopping malls, airports and train stations are full of strategically ...

Convegno Privacy Unolegal 2017

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Sarò relatore al Convegno Privacy Unolegal 2017 il 25 maggio a Torino e il 14 giugno a Milano. Mancano solo 393 giorni all'entrata in vigore del GDPR... Prenota subito il tuo posto e scoprirai come impostare un Piano Privacy! Per iscriversi all'evento gratuitamente vai su: http://www.unolegal.it/convegno-privacy-unolegal

EDPS Publishes Opinion 6/2017 on the ePrivacy Regulation: THE EPRIVACY REGULATION PART II

Yesterday (24 April 2017) the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published Opinion 6/2017 on the Proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications. The Opinion stresses the importance of the Proposal and the fact that European data protection regulation would be incomplete without an instrument that governs the confidentiality of communications as protected under Article 7 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. The ...

Complementing the GDPR: The ePrivacy Regulation Part I

This is the first blog of a series of posts which will explore aspects of the ePrivacy Regulation adopted on 10 January 2017 which aims to provide stronger privacy protections in electronic communications. On 10 January 2017 the European Commission adopted the Proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (the Draft ePrivacy Regulation) concerning ...

University of Maastricht’s European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity

In January of this year I became a Visiting Fellow at the University of Maastricht's European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity, a platform for research focused on legal issues related to personal data protection and cybersecurity. ECPC has a strong European and international outlook and brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers active in areas of ...