Italian DPA allows collection of photos of lawyers participating in e-learning to verify identity

On July 17, 2017, the Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA), the Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali, approved the use of computer systems to verify the correspondence between the identity of attorneys enrolled in professional training e-courses (CLEs trainings) and that of people actually connected to the events. The system aims at preventing participants from avoiding attribution of CLEs credits to attorneys that simulated their participation in distance learning courses.


Doc. web n. 6826368, Verifica preliminare. Riconoscimento via webcam dei partecipanti a corsi di formazione in diretta streaming, dated July, 2017, Provvedimento n. 345 del 26 luglio 2017 is available (in Italian) at…

For more information on recent data protection developments in Europe, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal and Federica Romanelli


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