Video Surveillance in the Workplace between Workers’ Privacy and Protection of Company Assets

In its recent judgment no. 3255/2021, the Court of Cassation, Criminal Section III, ruled on whether or not the offense referred to in Article 4 of Law no. 300/1970 (the so-called “Workers’ Statute”) can be committed if an audiovisual system is installed in the workplace without prior agreement with trade union representatives or without the […]

Aggressive Telemarketing And Privacy: Fastweb Fined 4.5 Million Euros

The trend of unlawful data processing by well-known telecommunications operators for unsolicited promotional activities through telephone contact continues. The Italian Data Protection Authority (after this also referred to as “the Authority”) started investigations following numerous reports received from various interested parties, who complained of being contacted with insistence for promotional purposes by or on behalf […]

Data Protection in Corporate Communication: the Use of Electronic Devices and Instant Messaging in Smart Work

One of the effects of the current epidemiological emergency is undoubtedly a rapid increase in the use of technology in daily activities and, in particular, in professional activities. The need to pursue smart working activities has led to increased use of electronic devices and communication tools different from those provided by the company to which […]

NTFs In The Luxury Business

The recent spread of “Non-Fungible Tokens” (“NFTs”) in the luxury business (fashion, art, music, cinema, yachting, etc.) is rapidly changing the perspective of distribution and retail, leading to a new concept of art and luxury, disconnected from the dimensions of time and space of the physical world. According to a report by Morgan Stanley dated […]

EVER GIVEN – Il blocco del Canale di Suez e del traffico marittimo internazionale di merci. Le conseguenze, i danni  per l’intera economia marittima e per i destinatari dei carichi presenti a bordo. Dichiarazione di “AVARIA GENERALE”

La nave cargo “EVER GIVEN”della società di navigazione taiwanese EVERGREEN CORP. è una portacontainer di grandi dimensioni , lunga 400mt e larga 50mt, costruita nel 2018 (quindi nuova)  capace di trasportare  circa 20.000teu e che il 23 marzo 2021,durante la navigazione nel Canale di Suez, si incagliava a causa – pare – di avverse condimeteo […]


By order no. 9 of 14 January 2021, the Authority for protection personal data imposed a fine of €75,000.00 on the Lazio Region for failing to appoint a company in charge of a call centre service as a data processor. The activity at issue concerned the processing of users’ data through the portal “Salute Lazio,” […]

Cookies And Other Tracking Tools: The Italian Data Protection Authority’s Guidelines

The Italian Data Protection Authority, with provision no. 255 of 26 November 2020, has resolved to launch the public consultation procedure relating to the “Guidelines on the use of cookies and other tracking tools“. The relevant notice was published in the Official Journal of the Italian Republic on 11 December 2020 and will expire thirty […]

Supervisory Expectations on Product Oversight and Governance Requirements Amidst the COVID-19 Situation

Following the decision of April 1, 2020, on the mitigation of the impact of COVID-19 on customers, and in view of the different measures taken by many insurance companies, EIOPA, in the communication of July 9, 2020, intended to clarify its expectations regarding the application of the so-called Product Oversight and Governance (POG) requirements. To […]

DATA BREACH: The Italian Privacy Authority Sanctions UniCredit S.p.A. for 600.000 Euro

With an injunction order dated 10 June 2020, the Privacy Guarantor ordered Unicredit S.p.A. to pay € 600.000 following a given breach caused by abusive access to the personal data of over 700.000 customers. The abusive accesses, concerning a multiplicity of information, had been made using the utilities of some employees of an external business […]

It is not possible to deny insurance coverage through complicated interpretations of the insurance contract

The Supreme Court by order no. 11092/2020 clarified that it is not possible to exclude insurance coverage through complex interpretations of the policy. In the case at issue, the plaintiffs challenged the decisions of first and second instances based on the exclusion of the policy, which could be considered effective only in the event of […]