EDPS publishes new Guidelines on the use of cloud computing services by the European institutions and bodies

On 16 March the European Data Protection Supervisor published new Guidelines on the use of cloud computing services by the European institutions and bodies.   The Guidelines provide suggestions and instructions for EU institutions in order to further compliance with Regulation (EC) No. 45/2001.  The Guidelines deal specifically with: - how to assess the appropriateness of the ...

Only 70 days left. Are you ready?

In just 70 days the European Union will have a single set of data protection laws, the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation. The Regulation will not only protect the fundamental right to privacy and personal data protection of individuals, but in harmonising national legislations will facilitate compliance for businesses.  

Data Protection becomes a right Suriname

I am honoured to have been contracted by the Surinamese Ministry of Trade Industry and Tourism to draft the Privacy and Data Protection Law of the Republic of Suriname.  The law was presented last week to all stakeholders and media and will now go through the official law making process.  As a privacy professional there is no ...

The Italian Data Protection Authority on DPOs in the public sphere

On December 15th 2017, the Italian Garante published the new “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) related to the Data Protection Officer (DPO) in the public sphere. The main aim of the FAQs is to respond to the major questions and concerns that arose during the meetings held in June 2017 between the Italian Public Administrations and the Garante. This document ...

La mia intervista su Millionaire: Privacy diventa anche un’opportunità

Non perdete la mia intervista su Millionaire dove parlo della valorizzazione dei dati e l’opportunità di business che la privacy può darci, in quanto può produrre un vantaggio competitivo e un tangibile ritorno sull’investimento. PRIVACY, PROTEZIONE DEI DATI, CYBERSECURITY di Lucia Ingrosso, Millionaire (pp. 44-47): «Al di là degli obblighi burocratici, c’è una sfida da cogliere. L’uso ...

EC publishes Communication on General Data Protection Regulation

On 24 January 2018 the European Commission  published a Communication to the European Parliament and the Council Stronger protection, new opportunities - Commission guidance on the direct application of the General Data Protection Regulation as of 25 May 2018. The Communication: details the opportunities new European data protection legislation will provide explains what the EC and ...

Italian DPA rules against “social spam”

On 29 November 2017, the Italian Data Protection Authority  once again decided against the malpractice of so-called “social spam”. In its last newsletter, the Garante clarified that email addresses available on a social networks cannot be used for marketing activities in absence of an explicit and specific consent of the data subject for the mentioned commercial ...

Il video di Sicurezza 2017: servizio sul Convegno GDPR di Federprivacy

Convegno sul GDPR a Fiera Milano Rho in occasione di Sicurezza 2017. Il servizio sulla giornata organizzata da Ethos Media Group con il patrocinio di Federprivacy. Parlano Nicola Bernardi, Presidente di Federprivacy, Francesco Pizzetti, giurista ed ex Garante Privacy, Paolo Balboni, presidente della European Privacy Association, e Massimo Montanile, Delegato Federprivacy di Roma e DPO di Elettronica Spa.