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Covid-19: the remote release of the power of attorney in the tax trial.

The Legislator, when converting the so-called “Cura Italia” decree by way of l. n. 27/2020, introduced a provision that put an end to a problem that already came out at the beginning of the social distancing imposed by the pandemic Covid – 19 emergency, prescribing the useful methods regarding the remote release of the power of attorney.

COVID, mobile apps and privacy: European Commission guidance available online (pt. II).

As part of a Community approach to combating and containing the diffusion of the COVID-19 virus (the “coronavirus”), the European Commission has adopted the Guide to Data Protection in Applications to Support the Fight Against the COVID 19 Pandemic (the “Guide”).
Herewith below you can find the second part of the analysis of the aforesaid guidelines (the first part is available here) concerning privacy by design and by default, measures to be taken in order to ensure compliance with the principles of lawfulness, purposes of data minimization, access and storage limitation, based on the various features of the apps under review.

COVID, mobile apps and privacy: European Commission guidance available online (pt. I).

As part of an EU approach to fighting and containing the diffusion of the COVID-19 virus (the “coronavirus”), the European Commission has issued its guidelines for mobile applications supporting the fight against the pandemic, specifically focusing on the related data protection features.
The implementation of digital technologies (e.g. “contact tracing”) seems to represent a useful tool for national health authorities to monitor and contain the diffusion of the virus, especially in the post-emergency phase when containment measures are lifted, provided that the use of such solutions are made in the full respect of the citizens’ fundamental rights and freedoms, including, first and foremost, the individuals’ right to privacy and respect for their private lives.
Herewith below is the first part of the analysis of the aforesaid guidelines, that set out a number of general principles intended for the application, regardless of the specific characteristics of the individual applications.