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Italy to increase inspections this year

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28/02/2014 by:

In 2014, the Garante’s investigations will concentrate on especially on overseas call centres and mobile payment systems, Italy’s Data Protection Authority has announced. The inspection plan for the first six months of 2014 is to focus on the area...

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Google pays 1 million euros fine in Italy for data collection by Street View

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04/04/2014 by:

Google has agreed to pay the 1 million fine imposed for privacy breaches relating to data collection by unmarked Google Street View cars, Italy’s Data Protection Authority, the Garante, announced on 3 April. The case goes back to 2010 when the...

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Italy’s DPA extends its reach to audit Google’s US headquarters and possibly other companies

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26/02/2015 by:

The Garante, Italy’s DP Authority, is requesting changes to Google’s privacy policy to bring it into line with Italy’s data protection law. Google has until 15 January 2016 to comply. The decision includes the opportunity for the Garante to conduc...

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Italy’s DPA launches consultation on Internet of Things

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05/05/2015 by:

The Garante, Italy’s Data Protection Authority, is inviting comments on the Internet of Things (IoT) in order to gain insights for defining rules and safeguards in this area, especially to ensure maximum transparency and to avoid abuse of people’s...

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Italians concerned about privacy but willing to exchange data for commercial incentives

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20/05/2015 by:

Italians are well aware of their privacy rights, suggests an online survey conducted by Italy’s Direct Marketing Association, supported by Consodata (a Seat Pagine Gialle Company), a marketing and communications agency, and launched at a media eve...

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Italy issues highest ever fines in EU for a DP breach

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13/03/2017 by:

Italy’s Data Protection Authority, the Garante, on 10 March fined five companies in excess of 11 million euros for the unlawful processing of personal data. The data breach was discovered in the context of a broader financial police (Guardia di...

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Facebook fined €150,000 by France’s DPA and WhatsApp €3 million by Italy’s antitrust body

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16/05/2017 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has today issued a fine of 150,000 euros on Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland in an enforcement programme coordinated with four other Data Protection Authorities. The regulator says the company is in...

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