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Leasing contract transfer: applicable regulations in case of termination.

In the event of termination of the contract, the rules on the sale by retainment of the title may apply, with particular emphasis on the rule providing for the restoration of the original position of the contracting parties, which may only be applicable in the event that the termination of said contract was for failure.
However, in the case of consensual termination, the previous relationship is retrospectively invalid from the beginning, as such the aforementioned legal regulations do not apply

Data breach: accidental dissemination of whistleblowers’ data.

Rome’s University “La Sapienza” ended up in the Italian Data Protection Authority’s sights after having notified a violation of personal data as required by art. 33 of the Regulations. Such violation concerned the disclosure of personal data processed through the University’s platform used for the management of offence reports by employees and third parties within the whistleblowing regime. Following the notification breach, the Authority initiated investigations. Violations of the measures provided in the Regulations for the protection of personal data were ascertained, with particular emphasis to the provisions relating to the current security measures in force.

Cookies and consent: relevant news from the EDPB.

On May 4, 2020, the European Data Protection Board adopted an updated version of the Guidelines on consent under Regulation 2016/679, originally drafted by Article 29 Working Party back in 2017 and already subject to a first revision on April 10, 2018, introducing some important new features regarding cookies.