Italy’s DPA launches consultation on Internet of Things

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 personal data. In particular, the Garante seeks views on how to provide information to individuals and gain their consent, types of data that are processed, the possibilities to deploy Privacy by Design, anonymisation of personal data, interoperability of services, and development of certification tools, both in Italy and at an international level.

The Garante is seeking feedback from all interested parties.

The consultation was launched 28 April and is open for 180 days from its publication in the Official Journal. Responses to be sent to See (in Italian).

Privacy in a Connected World, PL&B’s 28th Annual International Conference in Cambridge, 6-8 July, 2015, will discuss IoT challenges and opportunities for business. Sessions on:

Wearable tech: Dr Mark Watts, Managing Partner, and Faye Harrison, Associate, Bristows, London. Chair: Dr Simon Rice, Group Manager, (Technology), Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), United Kingdom
Drones: Peter Lee, Senior Associate, Taylor Vinters, Cambridge and Attila Péterfalvi, President, National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Hungary. Chair: Dr Simon Rice, ICO.

Connected cars: Kirsten Whitfield, Director, Wragge Lawrence Graham, UK and Tim Armitage, Project Director, UK Autodrive, Arup, United Kingdom. Chair: Elizabeth Denham, Information and Privacy Commissioner, British Columbia, Canada.

Big Data and the Internet of Things in the EU, US and Asia: Alan Charles Raul, Partner, Sidley Austin, USA.

Big Data & Privacy: Mike Yeh, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft, Redmond, USA. Chair: Emilia Chantzi, Director, Global Data Privacy Officer, BT Global Services, UK.