EU Directive 2009/136/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

of 25 November 2009 amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services, Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection […]

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Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, Opinion 04/2012 on Cookie Consent Exemption

From the Opinion’s introduction Article 5.3 of Directive 2002/58/EC, as amended by Directive 2009/136/EC has reinforced the protection of users of electronic communication networks and services by requiring informed consent before information is stored or accessed in the user’s (or subscriber’s) terminal device. The requirement applies to all types of information stored or accessed in […]

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Italian Data Protection Authority issued guidelines on the use of cookies

On June 5, 2015, the Italian Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) issued Doc 4006878 clarifying specific issues concerning the implementation of the law on cookies (Individuazione delle modalità semplificate per l’informativa e l’acquisizione del consenso per l’uso dei cookie – Means to inform and obtain consent for the use of cookies, dated May 8, 2014 [3118884]). In […]

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Google will comply with Italian DPA’s privacy measures and will allow audits at its US headquarter

On February 20, 2015, the Italian DPA approved the protocol that the authority will carry out in order to verify Google’s compliance with the requirements set forth with decision 3295641 to protect the privacy of Google’s service users in Italy. The actual content of the approved protocol was not published, but according to the Italian […]

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Alessandro Mantelero, Si Rafforza la Tutela Dei Dati Personali: Data Breach Notification e Limiti Alla Profilazione Mediante Cookies (Strengthening Data Protection in Italy: Data Breach Notification and Regulation of Cookie-Based User Profiling)

Il Diritto dell’informazione e dell’informatica 09/2012; 2012(4-5) ABSTRACT: This Article provides the first analysis of the Italian transposition of Directives 2009/136/EC and 2009/140/EC on cookies and data breaches. The full article is available at: http://www.researchgate…

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Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, Opinion 05/2012 On Cloud Computing, 01037/12/EN, WP 196

“In this Opinion the Article 29 Working Party analyses all relevant issues for cloud computing service providers operating in the European Economic Area (EEA) and their clients specifying all applicable principles from the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) and the e-privacy Directive 2002/58/EC (as revised by 2009/136/EC) where relevant. … [T]his Opinion outlines how the […]

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