by Rocco Panetta Big tech is under the scrutiny of European authorities. After taking action with incredible timing on the WhatsApp affair, the Italian Data Protection Authority (the “Garante”) recently ordered the blocking of the social network TikTok, and subsequently opened a file on two other platforms. Further up north in Europe, while the Norwegian Data Protection Authority (Datatilsynet) announced that it might impose a fine of 100 million Norwegian kroner (about 10 million euro) on a dating app, the Irish Data Protection Commission, according to some rumours, seems ready to impose a significant fine of up to 50 million euro. This is very important news and is probably only the tip of an iceberg that will slowly emerge in the coming months. That is why I think it is important to shed some light on some of the aspects of privacy law involved in these events and on the “weapons” in the hands of the European authorities, which are not limited to sanctions but include i
On the Italian financial newspaper, Il Sole 24 Ore, Rocco Panetta comments the new guidelines on cookies of the Italian DPA. The interview is available on the daily edition of December, 28th 2020 of the newspaper. Link
The article focuses on a very topical issue: the relationship between the right to health and the right to data protection
The interview focuses on fundamental rights and freedoms in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak, but also on the processing of personal data and contact tracing apps
The episode of the TV program on TV7 Triveneta Network focused on data protection at the time of Covid-19
An 'new' interpretation in the article of Lorenzo Cristofaro and Marta Fraioli
An analysis of the compression of fundamental rights and freedoms at the time of Coronavirus focusing on the relationship between health and data protection
Among the topics: the role of the Italian DPIA (the "Garante") and GDPR's review pursuant to art. 97
"How do we defeat the dictatorship of the algorithm?" in the recent article published on Agenda Digitale
Italian Government, Rocco Panetta highlights priorities for a better Italy with a central role for Digital. (link)
Interviewed by CorCom, Rocco Panetta raises the attention on the next seven years of the Garante
We share the article published today (September, 27th) on ItaliaOggi Newspaper, focusing the debate about roles and functions of accountants and self-employed professionals in general.
Approved the decree of harmonization of the Privacy Code to the GDPR. Rocco Panetta's comment on it. (link)
Rocco Panetta illustrates the new route of marketing traced by the GDPR, with a focus on the draft of the e-Privacy Regulation, currently being examined by the European Lawmaker. (link)
Rocco Panetta comments, on CorCom magazine, the Annual Report of the Garante.(link)
Rocco Panetta, on CorCom magazine, explains aspects and peculiarities of DPIA in the compliance process. (link)
Rocco Panetta has been interviewed by Federprivacy on the occasion of the 7th Privacy Day Forum. (link)
Rocco Panetta gives his opinion on the legal basis of consent, providing an overview of the main aspects that have emerged from the GDPR. (link)
Rocco Panetta comments on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica case in an interview with CorCom. (link)
This analysis on the point took into consideration the timespan form the Directive 95/46/CE to the Italian implementation process of the GDPR within the national existing legal framework.(Link)
IAPP commemorated Professor Stefano Rodotà with a long memorial on his website, expressing the mourning of all the global privacy community. In the article, the touching words of Rocco Panetta, with whom he collaborated for many years, remember the professor from both a human and an intellectual point of view (link).
Online information portal on the italian legal market Legal Community published an article in its monthly magazine on the recent reopening of Panetta & Associati and its outlook in the ever-growing legal tech sector, in light of the new General Data Protection Regulation (link).
CorCom's online portal on P&A's re-opening (link).
Rocco Panetta has been interviewed, on account of his long-lasting friendship and collaboration with Stefano Rodotà, first at the university and then at the Italian Data Protection Authority and at the Enviromental Impact Assessment Committee of the Ministry of the Environment, on occasion of the passing of the renowned Professor (link).